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Legal Information: Puerto Rico
Updated: December 9, 2020
Step 4: Service of process
The abuser must be notified by a court bailiff or some other law enforcement officer as soon as possible and given a copy of the summons along with a copy of the application and of the ex parte protection order (if the judge granted one).1
1 See 8 L.P.R.A. § 624(b)
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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