the server asked for my ex step daughter. I advised she doesn't live here and never has. He asked if I was her father. I said yes, and that was as far as I got. He tossed papers and said I was served. I was trying to explain that I was her step dad. But now she's 24, I've divorced her mother and so I am no relation to her. I may not see her again for months.
If where you live was her last known address and you are an adult, it may be proper service -- there is an argument to be made both ways. I would get in contact with her and advise her of what has happened or she could be in default and a judgment entered against her. Signing has nothing to do with service.
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Proper service is required in order to obtain jurisdiction over a person. It is unclear what kind of legal action this and why the process server had your address. Without knowing more information, it is difficult to say whether this service was proper or not. I agree that if you have a way to contact your ex step-daughter, you should let her know what has happened.
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