In the case of process service by certified mail, is the service date that of receipt of the letter or that of mailing when there is no documentation of mailing?

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In the case of process service by certified mail, is the service date that of receipt of the letter or that of mailing when there is no documentation of mailing?

Asked on November 15, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Wisconsin

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

For service of process by mail, the date it was received is the date you were served.  If you have to file a response within a certain period of time, the period of time starts from the date you were served which is the date it was received by mail. 


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