Alabama General

See also - Alabama Proof Return

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Refusal of Service

An individual in Alabama may refuse service of process, in which case we cannot serve them. After a defendant has refused service select "Attempted" and then under "What did they say?" select "Service not permitted".

Substitute Service Rules

When performing Substitute Service, the co-resident must be at least 16 years of age or older. Do not perform substitute service until you have verbal confirmation of all of the above criteria. 

Select “Documents Received” as soon as you receive the documents.

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A “received” date will automatically be generated on your proofs based on the day and time you select “documents received” in the Mobile App. 

Make sure to mark the documents received as soon as you have them in your possession. If you forget this step and have to mark received right before making a service - or worse, afterwards - it will cause the validity of the document to come in to question and it could be rejected by the court.