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Time frames vary and each case is different. One of the most important steps that DCSE must take with almost every action is to serve the noncustodial parent with advance notice of the action. This allows the noncustodial parent due process to contest or appeal the action and is a legal requirement. Since many people move frequently and some people deliberately try to avoid being served, this often requires a long time to accomplish.
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