Q: What are the laws regarding the sheriff serving judgement papers in Minnesota
They served the papers to my brother who is a minor never spoke with me and no parents were at the house
A: If your brother has been served in a lawsuit, the time to respond is ticking and will expire quickly. If no response is given (and the response must be a proper response, which requires an attorney 99.9999% of the time), your brother risks losing the lawsuit by way of default and the other party being awarded everything that was requested. It is highly suggested that you hire an attorney. The issue of whether service was properly completed needs to be investigated further.
A: The sheriff can leave papers with a person of "suitable age and discretion" who resides there. Typically this means anyone 14 or over, but can also mean minors under 14. This is a very fact intensive question. If you need to respond to the papers, you should do so. Even better, go hire an attorney.
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