Acceptance of Service (AOS)
This document, when signed in front of a notary and filed with the Court, completes the required service of a Petition. This avoids being served the Petition by a process server. Attorneys may sign an Acceptance of Service on behalf of their clients except attorneys may not sign for Protective Orders or Petitions for Contempt. For initial Petitions in Family Court, the date the AOS was signed is the date the community is severed and thus anything accumulated after the date of service is considered sole and separate. See ARFLP Rule 40(f).