Many people are not aware of the important role that private process servers play. If you have never been served or had a legal matter before the courts, you probably only have a rudimentary idea of the document service process. While you have the ability to use the sheriff to have your papers served, using a private process server can have many benefits. Here are just a few of the ways that private process servers can assist you.
If your legal case is against a defendant or respondent, you will need to have them served before your case can move forward. Sheriff’s departments have limited resources, and they will not spend time trying to track down the litigant. Instead, they will simply attempt service at known addresses, then refer it back as undeliverable. However, a private process server has many tools at their disposal to find people who have moved or are avoiding service. Continue reading
If you have a court case that you need to have legal papers served on, you might run into the problem of the individual evading the process server. Since your case can’t move forward without service of process, this can mean your case gets stalled in the water. But what can you do? Are there any consequences for evading a process server? The short answer is: it depends.
There are not a lot of legal consequences to evading a process server, depending on the type of case. Most of the time evading service of process is simply an inconvenience that you have to address with a private process server. In some cases, service can be done by newspaper announcement in the classifieds, but this is not an option for every case. Continue reading
Process servers may seem like an added professional that you have to deal with when you have a court case. What is their purpose? In reality, process servers are an important part of the court system. Without them, thousands of cases would never see a conclusion. Here’s why process servers are so important.
Understanding Due Process
The reason we have process servers is because of something known as due process. The Constitution grants every American citizen the right to due process. Due process means that anyone charged with a crime or accused of wrongdoing in a lawsuit has the ability to defend themselves in court. This means that the individual named in a lawsuit or court case has to be notified of the action and given a chance to appear in court. Continue reading
Many different types of legal cases in Florida require service of process, or delivery of court documents or summons to the defendant or respondent in the case. Often, your case cannot move forward until process service has occurred. But what do you do when the person you need served is not easily found? Private process servers use skip tracing to find these individuals. Here are three things you might not know about skip tracing.
Types of Information
Skip tracing can dig up certain information about an individual that needs to be served with court documents. Some of the information that can be found include: Continue reading
If you have an ongoing court case such as litigation or family matters, you have probably been told that proper service is required in order for your case to move forward. But what happens when the other party to your case is not able to be found? You don’t want your case to be dead in the water. So what do you do? Here is what you need to know.
Finding People Who Don’t Want to be Found
Sometimes people intentionally disappear to avoid legal action. When that happens, you have to enlist the aid of professionals to help you track the person down. Private process servers have many tools at their disposal to find people who need to be served. In many cases, a private process server, either on their own or with the help of a private detective, can find people and get them served so your case can move forward. Continue reading