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Q: What needs to happen in order for a legal form to have been witnessed as delivered?

I've been asked by a friend to witness delivery of a legal form, and we'd both like to know what the legal process is to make sure I, as witness, can confirm delivery, or if there's an official that needs to be hired/present during the delivery of the form

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Nicholas P. Weiss
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  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Need a little more information here. Are you issuing service of a lawsuit? What kind of legal form are we talking about?

T. Augustus Claus
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A: For a legal form to have been witnessed as delivered, a witness must sign and date the form, acknowledging that they have seen the delivery to the intended recipient. The witness should also print their name and address on the form. In some cases, the witness may also be required to provide an affidavit or sworn statement attesting to the delivery of the form.

No official needs to be hired or present during the delivery of a legal form. However, having a witness present to confirm delivery is always a good idea.

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