The general subpoena proof of service for child support collection form must be returned (provided) to the clerk’s office once the subpoena has been served.  This closes the loop and lets the court know that you have properly served the debtor (person who owes you money.  It’s a simple fill in the blank style, but if you need some guidance, please see the sample in our Sample Letters/ Forms/ Language section.  In some areas, the court will require that the form is notarized by the server (the person who delivered the subpoena) and in some areas simply completing the form and returning it is enough.  Ask the clerk in your area about their policy and follow their lead.

Here are the steps:

  1.  Serve the subpoena
  2. Complete the proof of service (affidavit of service)
  3. Notarize the form, if necessary
  4. Return the proof of service (affidavit of service) to the clerk’s office

If you are concerned about whether you can afford the costs associated with notarizing the proof of service (affidavit of service) consider filing for Indigent Status at the County Clerk’s office.  Search our blog and article area for information to help you understand what that is and how to utilize it.