Following the rules is extremely important for process servers in Florida. Making a mistake while serving process can derail your firm’s entire case. Consequences can range from a simple date rescheduled all the way to a case dismissal.
Not following the rules damages the reputation of both the process server and the attorney. Total case expenses will skyrocket as documents will need to be reserved and dates will be pushed back. The entire flow of a court case is dependent on a reliable service of process! Continue reading
Your complaint is filed and summons issued by the Duval County Clerk of Court… now it’s time to find a process server!
Be sure to only use an approved special process server, like all of our servers here at Accurate Serve® in Jacksonville, to ensure the legitimacy of your case. Our servers know all of the laws, follow the rules, and provide valid and timely proof of service.
No matter which process server you are considering hiring, you should always ask: Continue reading
Choosing a career to pursue is one of life’s hardest decisions. If you’re looking for a job that offers flexibility, convenience, and an ever-changing workplace, consider becoming a process server. As a certified private process server, you’ll help victims receive justice and make sure criminals don’t just fade into the background. People from all walks of life have found success working as this essential cog in the United States legal system.
Process servers don’t spend much time sitting behind a desk. Most days, they’re out and about, tracking down defendants, retrieving documents, or even staking out an evasive target’s house! Process servers will likely visit a different location every day. In an area as big as Jacksonville, process servers could go months or even longer before they visit the same neighborhood twice. If you want a job that lets you explore the city around you, a career as a process server might be a good fit. Continue reading
If you’re looking for a job that can always take you to new places, becoming a process server might be for you. While you probably won’t get to dress up in crazy disguises, you will enjoy the following benefits:
Skip the traditional 9 to 5 and go with a schedule that is customized to fit your lifestyle. Up with the sunrise? That’s great. Not a morning person? No problem. Process servers work day and night, weekdays and weekends. Continue reading
Process servers make sure legal summons, complaints, notices, subpoenas, and more make it to the correct destination. More than your average delivery driver, process servers are often sworn to perform their jobs honestly and in compliance with state and local laws.
But why can’t just anyone serve process? Private process servers in Florida must complete training, pass an exam, and demonstrate continued proficiency in state laws governing service of process. They also undergo extensive background checks, including their criminal history. Some places have even more requirements for process servers, such as recommendation letters or surety bonds. Only those who meet all the rigorous requirements will be approved by a judge to serve process, and only in that judicial circuit. The only other entity approved to serve process in Florida is the county sheriff’s office. Process service is so vital our state will not entrust it to just anyone. Continue reading
When it comes to delivering legal documents regarding a case of importance to you or your business, you cannot leave the delivery to chance. Sheriffs are historically in charge of completing service of process.
Still, private process servers have become far more common over the last ten years to provide faster and more reliable service than any sheriff can offer while still attending to his many other responsibilities.
As you search for the right process server to handle your case, keep these important qualities in mind.
Of course, you want to hire a process server who has widespread experience serving not just your local area but the country and even international locations as well. Continue reading