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Legal Information: Alaska
Updated: December 7, 2020
Step 3: Service of process
The petition, your temporary ex parte order, and the notice of the hearing needs to be served on the abuser. Unless the abuser is served in court, the court staff will ask law enforcement to serve the papers on the abuser and they are required to do so by law.1 Do not serve the papers yourself.
A fee cannot be charged for service (unless there are other papers besides the protective order being served on the respondent).2
1 Alaska Statute §18.66.160(a)
2 Alaska Statute §18.66.160(c)
You can find more information about service of process in our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section, in the question called What is service of process and how do I accomplish it?
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