Filing Compulsory Accounting and Relief Petition
There is not enough information to answer this question. Are these initial applications or are these part of an ongoing surrogate's case in which the respondent has already appeared?
Please do not message me here on Avvo. The original question does not accompany your message so I have no idea what you are talking about. Simply respond as a comment under the question and I'll see the comment and know which question your comment applies to. Always remember I am not establishing an attorney/client relationship with you here and I am not giving you legal advice for your case. I am only providing an education in the workings of the law using your fact pattern as an example and in no way am I helping you prepare your case for court. Further, I do not know your case. If you retained a lawyer, do not use Avvo to second guess your lawyer. Your lawyer knows your facts.
Has the court already obtained personal jurisdiction over the person you seek to serve? Also, I believe this question should be posted under probate rather than family law. I will change it for you.
The information provided is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues commonly encountered. The information is not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or current. I make no warranty, expressed or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information. You should not act or rely on any information at above without seeking the advice of an attorney. The determination of whether you need legal services and your choice of a lawyer are very important matters that should not be based on websites or advertisement
If you are referring to a citation for a compulsory accounting, out of state residents should be served by certified mail, return receipt requested or by registered mail or by "special mail service," such as next-day express mail with signature confirmation. Make sure the affidavit of service shows the receipt from the Postal Service and the proof of delivery.
Good luck to you.
Michael S. Haber is a New York attorney. As such, his responses to posted inquiries, such as the one above, are limited to his understanding of law in the jurisdiction in which he practices and not to any other jurisdiction. In addition, no response to any posted inquiry should be deemed to constitute legal advice, nor to constitute the existence of an attorney/client or other contractual or fiduciary relationship, inasmuch as rendering legal advice involves the ability of the attorney to ask appropriate questions of the person seeking such advice and to thus gather appropriate information. In addition, an attorney/client relationship is formed only by specific agreement. The purpose of this answer is to provide the questioner with general information, not to outline specific legal rights and remedies.
Years licensed, work experience, education
Peer endorsements, associations, awards
Publications, speaking engagements