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Never underestimate the importance of legal notices. Judges routinely refuse to hear legal matters due to what they consider improper or insufficient notice. In addition, the notices you send will often be scrutinized and challenged by the opposing attorney.

Legal notices vary depending on the type of case and what court is hearing the matter.

But here are some general tips that apply in all circumstances:

  1. Read and follow the procedural rules for serving notice that apply to the type of case you’re handling;
  2. If you’re uncertain whether a person is entitled to notice, it’s usually best to serve notice on him or her;
  3. If the court directs you to publish a legal notice, you must follow their directions to the letter.

I discuss each of these tips in more detail in this video:

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