Does your private process server have an on-staff notary? If not, you may not be getting the level of customer service that you deserve. To get your case moving forward, you have to have those legal papers served to the parties, and you have to have an affidavit of service filed with the courts. This requires a notary. Legal offices may also benefit from our notary services. Here are some of the advantages to having a notary on our staff.
Faster affidavit of service
You can get much faster completion of service of process when your process server has an on-staff notary. When legal documents are served by anyone other than the sheriff or their deputies, a notarized affidavit of service is required to be filed with the courts. If your process server doesn’t have a notary on staff, there could be delays in getting the affidavit filed with the courts. Continue reading
Did you know that not everyone can serve papers in Ocala? The state of Florida has specific requirements that process servers have to meet before they are allowed to serve legal papers. Understanding these rules is important so that you can make sure you are hiring a process server that will meet your needs.
Private process servers must be at least 18 years old and have no legal, mental, or physical disability that will keep them from performing the duties of their job, with or without accommodation. A legal disability could be an ongoing criminal case, criminal charges on your police record, or protection orders, among others. Continue reading
Have you been trying to get a civil legal matter off the ground but have had a difficult time locating the other parties in the case? These situations are exactly what skip tracing was designed for. Private process servers often use skip tracing to locate parties to be served when the information provided by the petitioner or the courts proves to be inaccurate.
But what exactly is skip tracing?
Skip tracing is the use of technology, primarily public records, to locate an individual. Skip tracing can be done by manually searching local databases, but most private process servers save time by subscribing to software that makes the search a bit easier and more intuitive, although some skill is still required. Continue reading
Serving papers can be quite a challenge, even for professional and experienced process servers. Court papers generally list the last known address of the party, which may not be accurate, and often this is the only information that process servers receive to locate an individual.
However, people can be served at home, work, or many other places. Also, some addresses are not accurate, either because the person moved or because they are intentionally avoiding service. When that happens, it becomes necessary for the process server to do some investigation. Continue reading
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