Written by attorney Sharon M. Siegel

Why did I get served with a Citation from the Surrogate's Court?

A Citation from the Surrogate;s Court is similar to a subpoena in any court. If you were served with one, this is because you have rights to object to the relief sought by the Petitioner (what the Surrogate's Court calls a plaintiff).

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If the petitioner is unable to serve the individual after three attempts, then the petitioner can file for a request for substituted service. In the court's discretion, it can determine the manner of service.

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