Q: Do I have to "serve" Interrogatories and answers to them; requests for documents and answers to them?
I read that it is not necessary to file these with the court
A: You have to "serve" the interrogatories (written questions) you are asking and you have to serve the answers to the ones you were asked. "Service" is usually done electronically today, in pdf format. Your interrogatories and your answers need to have a proof of service attached showing the day that you served electronically. This has to be signed by an adult who IS NOT A PARTY TO THE LITIGATION. Under the rules, electronic signatures are valid. There are links on the court websites to California Rules of Court which describe service and electronic service, and there are other rules in the Code of Civil Procedure. These do not get filed with the Court unless there is an issue about the answers.
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