Document Preparation Assignment #2
PLEASE VIEW THIS ASSIGNMENT IN IT’S ENTIRETY TO SEE IF YOU CAN DO IT. I WILL POST EVERYTHING YOU NEED BELOW. YOU ARE CREATING A LEGAL MEMORANDUM FOR THE CASE BELOW. I WILL POST THE RESEARCH, AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THE LEGAL MEMORANDUM SHOULD BE STRUCTURED AND LOOK AND OTHER USEFUL MATERIALS TO HELP YOU COMPOSE THIS LEGGAL MEMORANDUM. THIS IS A STRICT DEADLINE DUE TUESDAY OCTOBER 13 AT 9 AM EASTERN TIME
You are a paralegal working for the firm of Smif and Wessun, LLC. Mrs. Bucktown has sought the firm’s assistance in obtaining child support for her five (5) children. The children’s father no longer resides in New Jersey. He now lives in Pennsylvania. The issue you must resolve is whether Mrs. Bucktown will be able to sue Mr. Bucktown in New Jersey even though he no longer lives there. Mr. Wessun has asked you to prepare a legal memorandum that addresses this question. The legal memo should also give recommendations regarding how to proceed against Mr. Bucktown, if it is possible to do so. I have done the research for you, please use the rule listed below to prepare the legal memo. The rule should be mentioned in the legal memo and support your recommendations; however you are not copying and pasting the entire rule in your memo. You must analyze the rule and include your analysis within the legal memo. Spelling, grammar and sentence structure will count, as well as, the proper set-up of your memo.
For discussion part I need you to find 2-3 similar cases that you can connect the original case with. So the thing is with the discussion part you are supposed to stay neutral in what decision should happen. You have to find cases that are similar with the same facts and ruling that will support the original case. At the same time you have to find cases that are similar but with different ruling. Remember to discuss objectively the strengths and weaknesses of the client’s case. Look at my original one I attached and see how I included 3 cases. 2 of the cases supports the ruling and one case is against the ruling and that the court may not rule in favor. It is kinda like a counterargument.
WEST’S NEW JERSEY RULES OF COURT
PART IV. RULES GOVERNING CIVIL PRACTICE IN THE SUPERIOR COURT, TAX COURT AND SURROGATE’S COURTS
CHAPTER I. SCOPE OF RULES; COMMENCEMENT AND FORM OF ACTION; SERVICE OF PROCESS
RULE 4:4. PROCESS
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Current with amendments received through April 15, 2014
4:4-4. Summons; Personal Service; In Personam Jurisdiction
Service of summons, writs and complaints shall be made as follows: (a) Primary Method of Obtaining In Personam Jurisdiction. The primary method of obtaining in personam jurisdiction over a defendant in this State is by causing the summons and complaint to be personally served within this State pursuant to R. 4:4-3, as follows: (1) Upon a competent individual of the age of 14 or over, by delivering a copy of the summons and complaint to the individual personally, or by leaving a copy thereof at the individual’s dwelling place or usual place of abode with a competent member of the household of the age of 14 or over then residing therein, or by delivering a copy thereof to a person authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process on the individual’s behalf; (2) Upon a minor under the age of 14, by delivering a copy of the summons and complaint personally to a parent or the guardian of the minor’s person or to a competent adult member of the household with whom the minor resides; (3) Upon a mentally incapacitated person, by delivering a copy of the summons and complaint personally to the guardian of the person of the mentally incapacitated individual or to a competent adult member of the household with whom the mentally incapacitated person resides, or if the mentally incapacitated person resides in an institution, to the director or chief executive officer thereof; (4) Upon individual proprietors and real property owners, provided the action arises out of a business in which the individual is engaged within this State or out of any real property or interest in real property in this State owned by the individual, by delivering a copy of the summons and complaint to the individual if competent, or, whether or not the individual proprietor or property owner is competent, to a managing or general agent employed by the individual in such business or for the management of such real property, or if service cannot be made in that manner, then by delivering a copy of the summons and complaint to any employee or agent of the individual within this State acting in the discharge of his or her duties in connection with the business or the management of the real property; (5) Upon partnerships and unincorporated associations subject to suit under a recognized name, by serving a copy of the summons and complaint in the manner prescribed by paragraph (a)(1) of this rule on an officer or managing agent or, in the case of a partnership, a general partner; (6) Upon a corporation, by serving a copy of the summons and complaint in the manner prescribed by paragraph (a)(1) of this rule on any officer, director, trustee or managing or general agent, or any person authorized by appointment or by law to receive service of process on behalf of the corporation, or on a person at the registered office of the corporation in charge thereof, or, if service cannot be made on any of those persons, then on a person at the principal place of business of the corporation in this State in charge thereof, or if there is no place of business in this State, then on any employee of the corporation within this State acting in the discharge of his or her duties, provided, however, that a foreign corporation may be served only as herein prescribed subject to due process of law; (7) Upon the State of New Jersey, by registered, certified or ordinary mail of a copy of the summons and complaint or by personal delivery of a copy of the summons and complaint to the Attorney General or to the Attorney General’s designee named in a writing filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court. No default shall be entered for failure to appear unless personal service has been made under this paragraph. In an action under N.J.S.A. 2A:45-1, the notice in lieu of summons shall be in the form, manner and substance prescribed by N.J.S.A. 2A:45-2, and shall be served, together with a copy of the complaint, on the Attorney General or designee as herein provided, but if the lien or encumbrance arises by reason of a recognizance entered into in connection with any proceeding in the Superior Court or any criminal judgment rendered in such court, the notice, together with a copy of the complaint, shall be served on the county prosecutor in writing filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court; (8) Upon other public bodies, by serving a copy of the summons and complaint in the manner prescribed by paragraph (a)(1) of this rule on the presiding officer or on the clerk or secretary thereof; (b) Obtaining In Personam Jurisdiction by Substituted or Constructive Service. (1) By Mail or Personal Service Outside the State. If it appears by affidavit satisfying the requirements of R. 4:4-5(c)(2) that despite diligent effort and inquiry personal service cannot be made in accordance with paragraph (a) of this rule, then, consistent with due process of law, in personam jurisdiction may be obtained over any defendant as follows: (A) personal service in a state of the United States or the District of Columbia, in the same manner as if service were made within this State or by a public official having authority to serve civil process in the jurisdiction in which the service is made or by a person qualified to practice law in this State or in the jurisdiction in which service is made; or (B) personal service outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States, in accordance with any governing international treaty or convention to the extent required thereby, and if none, in the same manner as if service were made within the United States, except that service shall be made by a person specially appointed by the court for that purpose; or (C) mailing a copy of the summons and complaint by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, and, simultaneously, by ordinary mail to: (1) a competent individual of the age of 14 or over, addressed to the individual’s dwelling house or usual place of abode; (2) a minor under the age of 14 or a mentally incapacitated person, addressed to the person or persons on whom service is authorized by paragraphs (a)(2) and (a)(3) of this rule; (3) a corporation, partnership or unincorporated association that is subject to suit under a recognized name, addressed to a registered agent for service, or to its principal place of business, or to its registered office. Mail may be addressed to a post office box in lieu of a street address only as provided by R. 1:5-2. (2) As Provided by Law. Any defendant may be served as provided by law. (3) By Court Order. If service can be made by any of the modes provided by this rule, no court order shall be necessary. If service cannot be made by any of the modes provided by this rule, any defendant may be served as provided by court order, consistent with due process of law. (c) Optional Mailed Service. Where personal service is required to be made pursuant to paragraph (a) of this rule, service, in lieu of personal service, may be made by registered, certified or ordinary mail, provided, however, that such service shall be effective for obtaining in personam jurisdiction only if the defendant answers the complaint or otherwise appears in response thereto, and provided further that default shall not be entered against a defendant who fails to answer or appear in response thereto. This prohibition against entry of default shall not apply to mailed service authorized by any other provisions of this rule. If defendant does not answer or appear within 60 days following mailed service, service shall be made as is otherwise prescribed by this rule, and the time prescribed by R. 4:4-1 for issuance of the summons shall then begin to run anew.
Document Preparation Assignment #2