Form JD-FM-249 "Certification of Waiver of Service of Process - Divorce, Legal Separation, Annulment" - Connecticut

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CERTIFICATION OF WAIVER OF
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
SERVICE OF PROCESS - DIVORCE,
SUPERIOR COURT
LEGAL SEPARATION, ANNULMENT
JUDICIAL BRANCH
JD-FM-249 Rev. 10-17
www.jud.ct.gov
C.G.S § 46b-45
Instructions to Defendant:
Generally, before the court issues a decree of divorce, legal separation or annulment, you
For Court Use only
(the defendant) must be served (given) the Summons, Complaint and Notice of Automatic
CERTWAV
Orders by a proper officer. This is called “service of process.” (See note on Page 2.) You
may waive your right to service of process by completing and filing this Certification of
*CERTWAV*
Waiver of Service of Process and an Appearance (form JD-CL-12) with the court clerk.
Waiver of Service
I,
, the defendant in this case for divorce (dissolution of marriage
or civil union), legal separation or annulment, waive service as required under Section 52-57 of the Connecticut General
Statutes and accept copies of the Summons, Complaint and Notice of Automatic Orders.
Signed (Defendant)
Print name
Date signed
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
,
County of
on this
day of
,
before me, the undersigned officer, personally appeared
,
known to me (or satisfactorily proven) to be the person whose name is signed in the above document, and acknowledged
that she/he executed the document for the purposes stated therein.
Clerk/Commissioner of the Superior Court/Notary Public
If Notary, My Commission Expires
ADA NOTICE
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complies with the Americans with Disabilities
Act
(ADA).
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you
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a
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accommodation in accordance with the ADA,
contact a court clerk or an ADA contact person
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CERTIFICATION OF WAIVER OF
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
SERVICE OF PROCESS - DIVORCE,
SUPERIOR COURT
LEGAL SEPARATION, ANNULMENT
JUDICIAL BRANCH
JD-FM-249 Rev. 10-17
www.jud.ct.gov
C.G.S § 46b-45
Instructions to Defendant:
Generally, before the court issues a decree of divorce, legal separation or annulment, you
For Court Use only
(the defendant) must be served (given) the Summons, Complaint and Notice of Automatic
CERTWAV
Orders by a proper officer. This is called “service of process.” (See note on Page 2.) You
may waive your right to service of process by completing and filing this Certification of
*CERTWAV*
Waiver of Service of Process and an Appearance (form JD-CL-12) with the court clerk.
Waiver of Service
I,
, the defendant in this case for divorce (dissolution of marriage
or civil union), legal separation or annulment, waive service as required under Section 52-57 of the Connecticut General
Statutes and accept copies of the Summons, Complaint and Notice of Automatic Orders.
Signed (Defendant)
Print name
Date signed
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
,
County of
on this
day of
,
before me, the undersigned officer, personally appeared
,
known to me (or satisfactorily proven) to be the person whose name is signed in the above document, and acknowledged
that she/he executed the document for the purposes stated therein.
Clerk/Commissioner of the Superior Court/Notary Public
If Notary, My Commission Expires
ADA NOTICE
The Judicial Branch of the State of Connecticut
complies with the Americans with Disabilities
Act
(ADA).
If
you
need
a
reasonable
accommodation in accordance with the ADA,
contact a court clerk or an ADA contact person
Page 1 of 2
listed at www.jud.ct.gov/ADA.
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Note on “Service of Process”:
“Service of Process” is the way that a defendant is notified that a legal case has been started against them. The court tells a
proper officer (usually a state marshal) to deliver certain papers to the defendant. In a divorce (dissolution of marriage or civil
union) legal separation or annulment case, the officer must deliver a Summons, Family Actions (form JD-FM-3), Divorce
Complaint (Dissolution of Marriage) (form JD-FM-159) or Dissolution of Civil Union Complaint (form JD-FM-159A) a Legal
Separation Complaint (form JD-FM-237) or Annulment Complaint (form JD-FM-240), and Notice of Automatic Orders (form
JD-FM-158). The officer must deliver the papers to the defendant in person or at the defendant's home.
If service of process has not been done, the defendant may file a motion to dismiss the case because the court does not have
jurisdiction (the ability to issue a ruling) over them.
However, the following are ways that a defendant may accept that the court has jurisdiction over them and waive (give up)
their right to be properly served.
• If the defendant files a pleading with the court that responds to the plaintiff's complaint; or
• If the defendant does not file a motion to dismiss the case within 30 days of the date when they file an Appearance
(form JD-CL-12) with the court.
The defendant may waive their right to service of process, if the defendant:
• Completes and files the Certification of Waiver of Service of Process - Divorce, Legal Separation,
Annulment, on Page 1 of this form (form JD-FM-249), and
• Completes and files an Appearance (form JD-CL-12)
with the court clerk.
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