Legal Time Limit for Service
1. Summons and complaints must be served within ninety days after they are filed at the Clerk of Courts’ Office which is done before the service comes to the deputy.
2. Show cause notice must be served at least seven days prior to the court date.
3. Probate contempt must be served at least seven days prior to the court date.
4. Probate motions must be served before 4:30 p.m., at least seven days prior to the court date.
5. A probate citation must be served at least fourteen days prior to the court date.
6. The supplementary process must be served at least seven days prior to court date.
7. A summary process writ must be served at least seven days prior to the entry-filing date.
8. Thirty day notices must be served at least thirty days prior to the first day or date rent is due of the following month. Deputy must be aware of months that have less than thirty days and serve the notice accordingly.There are many different types of writs of attachment, and one thing that they all have in common is that they must be served within thirty days after issuance.
9. Forty-eight hour notices must be served at least forty-eight hours prior to beginning a Court ordered eviction, If an eviction is scheduled for a Monday, then the forty-eight hour notice is to be served by Thursday of the prior week. The court wants the defendants to be able to get into court if they feel they need to.