International Service of Process

You cannot initiate a court case without serving the paperwork you filed on the other person in the lawsuit according to the legal rules that apply in your situation. Failing to properly serve a person, particularly one sitting in a different country, could have devastating consequences on your ability to proceed in court, or the ultimate enforcement of your court order in another country. International service of process is dictated by a complex net of different laws, including those under local legal systems, and international treaties.