Q: Should I sign an Acknowledgement And Waiver of Service?
It reads: The undersigned Defendant in the above stayled case hereby acknowledges service of above-styled Complaint and voluntarily subjects herself to the jurisdiction and venue of this Court in this action; and all other service of process, including service of summos, is waived.
A: What you are signing is only that you have received the documents and that you consent to have the case heard in that particular court. If you live in that county, then that is where the case would be heard. Once you sign, then you have 30 days to respond to the case. You are not signing that you agree with anything in the attached petition, just that you received it. It's ok to sign, but you need to make sure to get an attorney and file a response within the 30 days. If you don't sign, then they will just send a sheriff or a process server to hand you the same paperwork.
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