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Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19

Updated: 
July 13, 2021

How do I serve the respondent before my hearing?

Generally, the court will allow you to serve the abuser in the same way that the court allows for filing documents. For example, if the court allows you to file your case through email, the respondent can also possibly be served through email rather than the regular mail. You should confirm with a lawyer or the court clerk what form of service is acceptable.

WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.