‘Service’ or ‘service of process’ is the procedure in which a party is provided with copies of certain documents filed with the court or notice of hearings or orders requested. Service can be done personally on the other party or, in some situations, by mail, publication, or posting. For most court documents, service must be done by a person over the age of 18 who is not a party to the action. The person serving the documents completes a Proof of Service which identifies what documents were served, when they were served, and who served them. The Proof of Service is then filed with the court.