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Pennsylvania Process Serving Requirements
In addition to service by the sheriff, original process may be served also by a competent adult in the following actions: equity, partition, prevent waste, and declaratory judgment when declaratory relief is the only relief sought. Note: See Rule 76 for the definition of “competent adult”. Service of original process in domestic relations matters is governed by Rule 1930.4. Continue reading