When you need a Florida process server, it is important you choose the right person or company for the job. Often process service is a determining factor in the success of your court case, whether it be divorce, civil lawsuit, or other matter. Especially if it may be difficult to find and serve the individual in question, hiring the right process server is vital.
In Florida, all process servers must be certified to serve process within the county in which they serve papers. A company that provides these services should have certified process servers in each county to meet your individual needs. Florida requires that all process servers renew their certification annually and carry identification with their up to date certification information. Make sure your process server follows these regulations.
Being able to find the individual to be served is the primary responsibility of a process server. The company or individual you choose should have a number of technology applications available to them to help track down individuals for service. They should be able to run a skip trace and use social media, GPS, and other means to facilitate service. Continue reading
Foreclosure isn’t the only reason that a homeowner can lose his home. As was recently demonstrated in a Kansas City neighborhood, cities are able to use the power of property forfeiture as a crime-fighting tool. Based on the concept of forfeiture, those who commit crimes cannot maintain ownership of the property they used to commit those crimes. This extends to drug kingpins, embezzlers, racketeers, and violent offenders.
In Kansas City, Missouri, city officials utilize a listening system called Shot Spotter to detect gunshots in urban areas. The system is advanced enough to identify the specific address from which shots occur. One specific Kansas City neighborhood has become known for its brawls, crowds, and unusual quantity of gunfire. According to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, “Over 200 shots have been fired from this residence, or around this residence, in the past year.” In response, Baker served papers to the homeowners in the neighborhood to inform them that their properties could be seized if the criminal violence did not stop soon. Continue reading
Having a safe and comfortable place to live is a basic human desire, but it is nonetheless very common for people to act in a way that causes them to be evicted from their homes. Eviction is the legal process a landlord can take to force a tenant to vacate the property that he or she is renting. Failure to pay rent and failure to adhere to the lease are the two most common reasons that evictions occur. The process servers who have the responsibility of serving eviction notices are always prepared for conflict, and as these situations prove, serving eviction documents can be a dangerous job. Continue reading
The American court system presides over a wide range of legal issues, making it necessary for very specific and formulaic documentation to handle each court case efficiently. A summons is the first document to be created at the time a new lawsuit is filed, and it serves a number of important purposes.
What Is a Summons?
In general, any summons is a court document that states the names of the plaintiff and defendant, the title and file number of the case, the court and its address, the involved attorneys and their addresses, and instructions regarding the process and timeframe for the defendant to file a response. A summons is so important because it provides all parties involved in a lawsuit with the basic information necessary to participate and remain informed. An alias or pluries summons is the second summons served if the first is not able to be delivered successfully. Continue reading
Most people know that they need a doctor, dentist, and mechanic to handle their health and automotive problems, but what about legal problems? If you find yourself embroiled in a court battle of some kind, you will most likely need a process server to deliver court orders and documents on your behalf. Here are the basic facts that you should know as you begin that process. Continue reading
There’s no denying it; we are living in an age of unpredictable and awe inspiring technological advancements. From medical miracles to self-driving cars, many of the things being developed today would have been unthinkable even 20 years ago. Now Small Unmanned Aircrafts, informally known as drones, are forcing the the civil process service industry to potentially evolve in very unexpected ways. Continue reading
The courageous men and women who work as process servers gain a unique education throughout their careers, especially when it comes to serving recipients who are desperate to avoid service. Below is a compilation of lessons from process servers who have seen it all.
Sometimes Service Has to Be Sneaky Continue reading