Service of summons and complaint


#1

As a pro se plaintiff in North Carolina do I have to serve the defendants atty with summons and complaint like the defendant or do I just have to serve the person on the summons? and then I will just send the atty a copy in the regular mail. I have researched extensively and cannot see anything that says I have to serve the defendant and Also their atty with summons and complaint. Thank you…


#2

If the attorney will accept service for the Defendant then you can serve the attorney. If the attorney won’t accept service then you can serve the Defendant directly.


#3

I only want to serve the defendant. His atty is out of town and will be when I serve defendant next week also atty has limited office hours, so serving atty would be a pain in the neck. So I am assuming that serving the defendant only is fine? and then I will mail in regular mail a copy to the atty. Yes? Legal process of service in NC? Thank you for all your help!


#4

You can serve the Defendant directly via certified mail. You don’t have to send a copy to the attorney, but you can if you’d like.