Did you know that not all companies can be served legal papers in the same way? You have to make sure that your civil case documents are served to the appropriate company representative and at the appropriate time and place. Business type has a lot to do with this decision.
These are businesses that are owned by one individual. In fact, many freelancing or gig economy individuals fall under this category as well, even if they have no formal business organization or licensing. These individuals can be served in the same way as any civilian. Continue reading
When it comes to serving legal papers in your case, you need to make sure that it is done right the first time. The best way to do that is to make sure that you are hiring an experienced and capable process server. In addition to hiring a private process server, you also have the option of using the sheriff’s department to get your papers served. Here are the pros and cons of each and what you should do for your situation.
Facts About Resources and Timeliness
You might think that the sheriff’s department, as a law enforcement agency, would have more resources for serving papers, but the truth of the matter is that all of those resources, including the time of the deputies, cost taxpayers money. As such, the department doesn’t spend a lot of time on these tasks. Continue reading
Serving legal papers to a business in Florida is already a complicated process, but the pandemic is making it even more difficult. To better understand how current circumstances are affecting service of process against businesses and corporations, you must first understand the rules about serving businesses.
Small businesses, LLCs, and Partnerships
If a business is very small, operates as an LLC, or is a partnership, you are probably going to need to serve the papers to the owner of the company. If the business is a sole proprietorship or partnership, you will almost undoubtedly be serving the owner. Continue reading
Everyone knows that private process servers deliver filed civil matter petitions and answers, summonses, and subpoenas. But depending on the company and the process server, there may be additional services that they can help you with during the course of your case. Here are a few examples.
Most civil matters include a period known as Discovery. During Discovery, all parties of the case make available the documentation and evidence that they will be using to prove their case. This information and evidence must be delivered to all parties. Although you don’t need proof of delivery like you do a summons or petition, having a private process server deliver these legal papers gives you proof that you complied in the event that the other party claims they never received it. Continue reading
Are you having a hard time getting someone served so that your case can move forward in the courts? Well, we are here to tell you that the vast majority of papers are eventually served. No matter how difficult someone makes it to be found, most people can be found eventually through the diligence of private process servers and private investigators.
Yet there are those rare occasions when someone cannot be located to serve the papers in a timely manner, and the court wants to either move forward or dismiss the case. When that happens, you still have some options to keep your case moving forward and potentially receive a default judgment in your favor. Continue reading