You have probably already heard several reasons why you should hire a private process server over using the sheriff’s department for service of your court papers. Private process servers are often more determined, more available, and have a higher success rate, yet there are other reasons to hire a process server that you may not have considered.
Involvement of Politics
It is an unfortunate truth that politics greatly affect the sheriff’s ability to serve papers. Although they have a responsibility to do so, they may not have the manpower, funds, or resources to do so effectively. There are a lot of players and a lot of red tape that have to be negotiated to get funding for such endeavors; and if the sheriff isn’t willing to play ball, it could mean that this part of their job suffers for it. Continue reading
When you need papers delivered for your court case, you want to know that you have the best. You may think that you cannot find a good price, high quality, and great customer service from one company. Yet this is exactly what you should expect from your process server. Let’s break it down.
The cheapest price available may not be from the best process server. Often cheaper prices mean that the process server does not offer high quality service. In addition, super cheap prices may indicate paper brokers, who do not consistently track the quality of serves. On the other hand, you don’t want to pay too much. It is a good idea to shop around and find the best company that offers both value and quality. Continue reading
One of the nightmares that people sometimes face with a process server is getting to court and finding out that service never actually occurred. Unfortunately, there are some process servers out there that will document service when they didn’t actually perform service. New York has recently passed new legislation about process service that guarantees this does not happen. It may be a matter of time before such legislation becomes commonplace across the country.
The New Rules
The new rules for process service in New York require private process servers to record GPS data to prove that service took place. The GPS data combined with the other documentation of the process server can be used in conjunction with the respondent’s known whereabouts at that date and time to prove whether or not service actually took place. These new rules were in response to many people discovering that service never happened even though the process server recorded that it did. Continue reading
You may be aware that the sheriff department handles process service for the courts. You may not be aware that you do not have to use the sheriff to have your papers served. You are able to use a private process server that is certified by the courts. There are several good reasons to use a private process server instead of the sheriff.
Speed of Service
The sheriff’s department has a lot of responsibilities, many of them more important than serving papers. Process service is usually something that is only done by the sheriff and their deputies when no other matters are pressing. This means that your papers may not be served to the appropriate party in a timely manner.
Effectiveness of Service
It is quite often that papers are never served at all when handled by the sheriff’s department. The sheriff does not have the time to hunt down the party that needs to be served. While they will go to their place of residence and possibly their known place of employment, if the individual is not easily found the sheriff will declare that they could not be served. Continue reading
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