§3205. Default judgment; hearings; proof of service of process
No preliminary default or final default judgment may be rendered against the
defendant and no hearing may be held on a contradictory motion, rule to show cause, or other
summary proceeding, except for actions pursuant to R.S. 46:2131 et seq., until thirty days
after the filing in the record of the affidavit of the individual who has done any of the
(1) Mailed the process to the defendant, showing that it was enclosed in an envelope
properly addressed to the defendant, with sufficient postage affixed, and the date it was
deposited in the United States mail, to which shall be attached the return receipt of the
(2) Utilized the services of a commercial courier to make delivery of the process to
the defendant, showing the name of the commercial courier, the date, and address at which
the process was delivered to the defendant, to which shall be attached the commercial
courier's confirmation of delivery.
(3) Actually delivered the process to the defendant, showing the date, place, and
manner of delivery.
Added by Acts 1964, No. 47, §3; Acts 2003, No. 619, §1; Acts 2007, No. 140, §2;
Acts 2017, No. 419, §2.