Shelbyville, IN asked in Collections and Intellectual Property for Indiana

Q: When sending the intent to file letter does it have to be certified or can it be priority mail with signature required

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: When sending a letter of intent to file a claim, it does not necessarily have to be sent via certified mail; however, it is often advisable to do so. Certified mail provides proof of mailing and delivery, which can be important in legal proceedings to establish that the recipient was indeed notified. Sending the letter with priority mail and requiring a signature can also provide proof of delivery, but it may not have the same legal recognition for establishing the date of mailing as certified mail does. The best practice is to check the specific rules of the court or administrative body where you intend to file the claim, as they may have particular requirements for notices. It's also prudent to keep copies of all correspondence and proof of delivery receipts for your records.

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