To serve a document by means of personal service, refers to you, or someone acting on your behalf, will hand the document to the party (for example, the defendant(s)). The person serving the document must first be satisfied that the person being handed the document is in fact the party. If the party refuses to take the document, you can drop it on the floor at their feet. The person who serves the document would note this in his or her affidavit of service because it is a related detail.