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      CCP 2971     



Art. 2971.  Pleading and service of process

Except as otherwise provided by law, the rules of pleading and service of process applicable in ordinary proceedings shall apply to succession proceedings.

A certified copy of the petition, opposition, contradictory motion, or rule initiating a contradictory succession proceeding shall be served on the adverse party; but citation is necessary only in those cases in which it is specifically required by law.

An opposition may be served upon the adverse party as provided in Article 1313.

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