Just came across a portion of the legal course that clears up the matter of "jurisdiction" once and for all.
And it's something I wasn't expecting and have never read before. (And I've been down quite a few rabbit holes of research over this matter).
It has everything to do with the court papers being served to you -- and any long-arm statute your state may have. It's the act of serving of the papers combined with whether or not they comply with long-arm statutes as necessary.
A court obtains jurisdiction by the act of serving you paperwork.
Shocked? Like I said, me too.
It has nothing whatsoever to do with:
- how you define your citizenship or national "status",
- your definition of a "person" vs. the court's,
- how you sign your name, write your name,
- what you copyright,
- what other declarations you file on record at a county clerk somewhere,
- whether or not you obtained a passport without a social security number,
- whether or not you ever use your SSN or not,
It has nothing to do with any of that.
Man, I love this legal course.
It just sifts through BS left and right.
Once you're served, you have do something about it.
It's NOT right that anyone can attempt to sue you for BS stuff. It's not. I DO NOT support that, no matter who's doing it to who.
But since it does happen and so far is allowed to happen, it's vital you get your hands on solid information that will teach you everything from start to finish.
Squish it the right way. Defend yourself correctly.
Here's a personal summary of the legal course I wrote up if you haven't seen it yet.