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
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