This is a legal form that was released by the New York City Civil Court - a government authority operating within New York City. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.
Q: What is Form CIV-GP-18A?
A: Form CIV-GP-18A is an Affidavit of Service of Summons With Endorsed Complaint for cases in New York City, when the summons is not personally delivered.
Q: What is the purpose of Form CIV-GP-18A?
A: The purpose of Form CIV-GP-18A is to provide proof that the summons and endorsed complaint have been properly served to the defendant, when personal delivery is not possible.
Q: When is Form CIV-GP-18A used?
A: Form CIV-GP-18A is used in cases in New York City where personal delivery of the summons and endorsed complaint is not possible.
Q: Who can use Form CIV-GP-18A?
A: Form CIV-GP-18A can be used by plaintiffs or their authorized agents in cases where personal delivery of the summons and endorsed complaint is not possible.
Q: How do I fill out Form CIV-GP-18A?
A: You need to provide information about the case, the defendant, and the method used to serve the summons and endorsed complaint. You will also need to sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary public.
Q: What should I do with Form CIV-GP-18A after filling it out?
A: After filling out Form CIV-GP-18A, you should file it with the court clerk's office and keep a copy for your records.
Q: What happens after I file Form CIV-GP-18A?
A: After you file Form CIV-GP-18A, the court will review the affidavit of service and use it to determine whether the defendant has been properly served with the summons and endorsed complaint.
Q: What if the defendant claims they were not properly served?
A: If the defendant claims they were not properly served, they may file a motion with the court to challenge the validity of the service. The court will then evaluate the evidence and make a determination.
Q: Can I use Form CIV-GP-18A outside of New York City?
A: No, Form CIV-GP-18A is specifically for cases in New York City. Other jurisdictions may have their own forms and procedures for proving service of process.