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      CHC 1021     


Art. 1021. Service and return; child; resident parent; counsel

            A. For a child, through counsel, and for a parent who 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 provided by counsel for the child or 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.

            (5) Actual delivery by a commercial courier.

            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, provided that the sender receives an electronic confirmation of delivery.

            Acts 1991, No. 235, §10, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 2022, No. 272, §1.

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