There are a lot of misconceptions about what process serving is and what is needed of process servers on a day-to-day basis. First, service of due process is a privilege set forth by the Constitution. This means that all citizens of the United States hold the right to be informed of being summoned, these legal guidelines are specified in the fifth and sixth amendments of the Constitution. Originally, legal papers were typically served to individuals by their local county sheriff. As cities expanded in the United States, it became a challenging endeavor for local sheriffs to disperse court papers while attending to legal situations in their jurisdiction.
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A notice of motion shall specify the time and place of the hearing on the motion, the supporting papers upon which the motion is based, the relief demanded and the grounds therefor. Relief in the alternative or of several different types may be demanded. A notice of motion and supporting affidavits shall be served at least eight days before the time at which the motion is noticed to be heard. Answering affidavits shall be served at least two days before such time. Answering affidavits and any notice of cross-motion, with supporting papers, if any, shall be served at least seven days before such time if a notice of motion served at least sixteen days before such time so demands; whereupon any reply or responding affidavits shall be served at least one day before such time.
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The supreme court invites members of the public, court users, and judicial branch personnel to provide comment on whether pandemic related court rules, policies, or practices should be retained, modified, or discontinued. The Iowa Judicial Branch is dedicated to providing independent and accessible forums for the fair and prompt resolution of disputes. The Iowa Judicial Branch has launched a new juror notification process using postcards to notify prospective jurors with information on how to complete the juror questionnaire online.
Family law documents may be filed by mail, using a fax filing agency, or in person through the Drop Box. The court will not set hearings over the phone. For court hours and location, please refer to the General Information page. Fees are required for the filing of some Family Law documents. Please refer to the Fees and Payments section below.