Avoiding a process server is a guaranteed way to make your upcoming court case more stressful and costly. Not to mention it could land you responsible for a default judgment that is far from being in your favor.
Too often, people make the mistake of thinking that if they avoid a process server for long enough, the case will just go away. While avoiding a process server will temporarily delay the case, there are ways to serve someone without physically handing them any paperwork. If a judge approves one of these alternative service methods, the defendant is considered served and the case will proceed. If the defendant continues to avoid the matter and doesn’t show up for the proceedings, a default judgment will be granted to the plaintiff. Default judgments will not be in your favor as the defendant and could end up costing you much more than if you had just handled the case properly. Continue reading
When you feel that someone owes you money, property, or other assets, it is natural to want to recover those items. However, navigating the civil court system in Florida can be quite overwhelming. Figuring out exactly which documents you need to complete and submit for a lawsuit is confusing and entirely dependent on the specifics of your case. This is why for any claim over $8,000, the court recommends (but does not require) that you consult with an attorney to complete the required forms. The Clerk of Court’s office does not provide assistance with completing civil claims forms and documents.
ln Ocala, claims for less than $8,000 are handled by the Marion County Summary (Small) Claims Court, while claims from $8,000 to $30,000 are dealt with in County Civil Court. Regardless of the amount of your claim, there is some basic paperwork that must be completed: Continue reading
Process service is a vital function of the United States legal system that every attorney needs to understand. No matter what area of law your firm specializes in, service of process will play a significant role. Use this quick guide to learn the basics of process serving, then contact us at Accurate Serve to set up fast, reliable, and compliant process service for your cases.
What exactly is process?
The documents that are initially filed with the court to begin a lawsuit, along with documents establishing which court has jurisdiction over the case, are collectively known as process.
What does it mean to serve process?
Serving process simply means delivering the process to the intended recipient. The defendant(s) named in the lawsuit will always be served with a complaint and summons. Witnesses and topic experts may also be served process during a lawsuit, which is typically a subpoena. Continue reading
When you are working on an important case, the last thing you need to spend time on is retrieving medical records or background checks. Trusting a reputable document retrieval company with these tasks is a smart move. Get support from a document retrieval company and enjoy these benefits:
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Requesting and retrieving all the documents essential to your case is important, but it doesn’t require an attorney’s expertise. Your time is much better spent researching laws, reviewing documents, and collaborating with stakeholders. With a document retrieval company like Accurate Serve that will find and pick up the records and documents you need, you can devote all your time to getting the best potential outcome for your client. Continue reading
What is service of process?
According to Cornell Law School, process is a collection of papers relevant to a specific court case that are to be served to the case’s defendant. These papers typically include a court summons and the plaintiff’s complaint. When process is for a witness or subject matter expert, the process is usually a summons or subpoena.
What is a process server?
A process server is an individual approved by a judge or county sheriff to deliver legal paperwork to its intended recipient. The recipient is typically a case defendant, witness, subject matter expert, or other stakeholders in the case. Continue reading