acceptance of service

Definition of "acceptance of service"
  1. When a defendant, or their attorney, agrees in writing to receive a legal document, such as a complaint or petition, without needing it to be delivered by a sheriff or process server. This agreement must be recorded and proved, typically through a signed, dated form returned to the sender's attorney. Attorneys need to ensure they have their client's explicit permission to carry out this action on their behalf
How to use "acceptance of service" in a sentence
  1. After lengthy negotiations, the lawyer confirmed the acceptance of service to speed up the process.
  2. The defendant's agreement to the acceptance of service made the divorce proceedings move smoothly.
  3. Without proper authority from the client, an attorney's acceptance of service could be challenged later.

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