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      CHC 640     


Art. 640. Service and return; resident parent

            A. If a parent resides within the state, service of the petition, summons, and notice shall be made as soon as possible, and not less than fifteen days prior to commencement of the adjudication hearing on the matter, by any of the following means:

            (1) Personal service.

            (2) Domiciliary service.

            (3) Certified mail.

            (4) Electronic mail to the electronic mail address expressly designated by the parent in a pleading, at the continued custody or continued safety plan hearing, or at any other hearing at which the parent personally appeared before the court.

            B. The person effecting service shall execute a return and, if service was made by certified mail, the return receipt shall be attached thereto.

            C. Service by electronic mail is complete upon transmission but is not effective if the serving party learns the transmission did not reach the party to be served.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §6, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2015, No. 124, §1, eff. June 19, 2015.

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