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?
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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.
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Since the respondent resides out of state you would serve by certified mail.
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.
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