Most people have heard of process servers, even those who have never had a personal experience with them, but many people do not realize what an important role process servers play in the court system. Without process servers, the entire structure of the legal system and the preservation of constitutional rights would crumble.
What Does a Process Server Do?
A process server does more than just hand deliver documents to individuals and companies. They are much more than curriers. A process server ensures that all parties to a court case are notified of the case and their responsibilities for court appearances and process. When you file a court case, such as a lawsuit or divorce, the other person named in the case must be notified. This notification has to be documented and proven to the court. Continue reading
When you have legal papers that need to be served, you want to know that they will be served quickly and accurately so that your case can move forward in the courts. It is very important that you choose a private process server who is going to serve your papers accurately. Here’s what that means and why it is important.
What Is an Accurate Serve?
There are certain guidelines that process servers must follow when serving papers. These guidelines dictate what proof of identity the process server must obtain in order to leave the papers. It also dictates when a signature accepting the papers is necessary and how the papers can be delivered or posted. These guidelines are different for different types of cases. Continue reading
When you need a private process server, you may not be giving much thought to the process of serving legal documents. There are a lot of challenges that private process servers face in the course of duty. Understanding what they go through on a daily basis can help you appreciate the service that they are providing. Here are just a few of the challenges private process servers face.
It is not uncommon for someone who knows that a legal case is looming to skip town and try to avoid being served. Whether someone moves or just goes out of town on a sudden vacation, it can make it difficult to get them served. Private process servers have a lot of tools at their disposal to work around these challenges and find the people who need to be served. Continue reading
If you have a legal case pending, you probably already know that you have to serve process on the other parties in the case for it to move forward. And you may have already decided that a private process server is better than using the sheriff. But how do you choose a private process server that can meet your needs? Here are a few things to look for when checking out process servers.
It is very important that your process server has impeccable integrity. You need to know that you can trust your process server to serve papers accurately and in a timely manner. They should be willing to do whatever it takes, within the limits of the law, to get your papers served. A process server that lacks integrity might engage in gutter serves, or throwing papers away and claiming service. This can be detrimental to your case. Continue reading
Private process servers use a variety of tools and information sources to track down individuals who need to be served with legal papers. A good private process server will use all of the tools at their disposal, and that includes social media. Here are some of the ways that social media can help private process servers locate individuals to be served.
While social media doesn’t tell you exactly where someone lives, most profiles show at least the city and state of the individual. Although not everyone updates this information immediately when it changes, it does give the process server a place to start looking. For example, if someone lived in Daytona Beach and moved but you don’t know where, you can often learn from their profile what city they moved to. Continue reading