If you have hired an attorney to represent you in a legal matter, they may have told you that you would have to pay for a process server. Why do lawyers use process servers, and why are they important? Here’s what you need to know.
What Process Servers Do
Private process servers deliver court documents to individuals and companies named in the documents. They have a lot of guidelines and regulations that they must follow during this process. They must identify the person being served and ensure that proper service is handled. It is much more involved than simply knocking on a door and handing over papers. Continue reading
If you have an upcoming civil court case, you probably need document service of process. Service of process is an important part of your case, and it is required for your case to move forward in the courts. Here’s why you need a professional process server for this task.
According to Florida law, only the sheriff, his or her deputies, or registered private process servers can serve papers. This means that if you are not going to use the sheriff’s department to serve papers to the other party in your case, you have to use a registered professional process server. Continue reading
When you have a legal case pending, its success and often its conclusion are based on whether or not you get proper service of process on the case. While you could get a sheriff to serve your legal papers, it can be very beneficial to hire a private process server. If this is your choice, here is what you should look for in a private process server in Florida.
Registered with the Courts
In the state of Florida, only an approved private process server or sheriff’s department can serve legal papers. Private process servers must be registered and approved by the courts in order to serve legal papers. If you are not sure whether or not your process server is legally allowed to serve papers, ask them for proof of registration or refer to your local court clerk’s office. Continue reading
If you have a legal case pending, chances are you are looking forward to its conclusion. You don’t want anything to stand in the way of your case moving forward. A good private process server is worth their weight in gold, but sometimes they may be able to move faster with service with a little bit of help from you. Here are some ways you can get the most out of your process server.
Giving as Much Information as Possible
The more information you can give your process server about the person to be served, the faster they will be able to effect service. Your process server will automatically ask for the address of their place of residence and employment. You can help your process server move more quickly by giving them additional locations where your party can be served. This may include regularly scheduled activities or social events. Continue reading
When you need papers served, it can be frustrating trying to hunt down the individual and get them served accurately and in a timely manner. Some people avoid being served because they know that the court case is coming and they want to avoid it. When that happens, it is important to know the limits of the process server. When someone has “no trespassing” signs put up, what does that mean to the process server?
If someone has a “no trespassing” sign posted on their property, a private process server cannot enter the property. Even though they are serving in an official capacity, private process servers are still civilians and must obey all of the same laws that apply to you and everyone else. This means that if someone has these signs posted, the process server must find the individual somewhere else, such as at their place of employment, to serve them. Continue reading