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March Newsletter 2021

Message from the Founder

St. Patrick’s Day and Process Serving in the South

Continuing our journey state to state discussing process serving laws, this month leads us back to the South and the beautiful peach of a state, Georgia. The state capital of Georgia is Atlanta and that is where Accurate Serve® has based their GA operations/office. Did you know Atlanta is home to one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades in all of the south? The first St. Patrick’s Day parade in Atlanta dates back to 1858, so it has been running for over 150 years. That’s impressive!!

So, process serving dates back as far as we can remember, with the actual date nearly impossible to ascertain. One date we can lock in is 1982. That is the year NAPPS was founded. NAPPS is the National Association of Professional Process Servers. It was founded in Las Vegas. NAPPS encouraged states to charter their own state associations. In 1997, GAPPS was first formed (see NAPPS, sub in GA for National). Although formed in 1997, not much progress took place until 2001. For the next five years, GAPPS accumulated funds to launch a legislative campaign to allow for private process servers certification courses.

From 2006 to 2010, the efforts of GAPPS were fought by the GA Sheriff’s Association (GSA). In 2010, it seems the GSA had a change of heart and decided to work with GAPPS as opposed to against them. At this time in 2010, a bill was passed in these regards, O.C.G.A. 9-11-4-1, which will be discussed below.

9-11-4-1: What are some requirements to serve process in GA?

  • Must be 18
  • Never convicted of a felony
  • Complete an education course and pass a test
  • U.S. citizen

A process server must take an oath and renew their certification every 3 years.

Are there fees involved in becoming a process server in GA? The answer is Yes. See below:

  • A process server must obtain a Surety Bond or Commercial insurance policy
  • The Sheriff will collect an $80 processing fee for each application ($30 of this goes to GSA to maintain the PS list)
  • The class offered by GAPPS is approved by GSA and the cost is $180

What are some responsibilities of process servers in GA?

  • All work will be done is a lawful, professional and ethical manner
  • A CPS (certified process server) shall attempt to perfect service w/in 5 days of receipt
  • A CPS shall display credentials at all times while serving process and report lost/stolen credentials to issuing Sheriff w/in 3 days
  • A CPS shall not impersonate a public officer or employee

To find out more about serving process in GA, check out the above Statutes and related topics. The GAPPS website is a great resource as well.

Warmest regards,
Beau Charlet
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Franchisee: Tallahassee

It is safe to say that everybody reading this probably knows that if you want to serve a summons on a company here in Florida you will need to send a server to the address of the registered agent.

Here in Tallahassee we have Corporation Service company, one of the larger registered agents in the state. We go there multiple times each week, and we can help effect service there for you and your clients easily, and efficiently.

Other than the smiling faces waiting to process our summon’ at 1201 Hays st., nobody wants to receive a summons… especially if their company went out of business. These types of serves can be more difficult than effecting service on a large business who uses a reputable registered agent for service of process.

So what do you do if you’re trying to serve a summons to a company that is out of business??

If the registered agent listing on sunbiz is the old place of business, then that is a dead end. This is common in our business, but there are steps we can take from there!!

According to the statutes you would want to begin making attempts to serve the owner of the business. If they can’t be found at the place of business anymore we can help! We can offer  a skip trace to find a new address. With a skip trace we can tap into a database that law enforcement uses to get last known addresses of people. Then unbelievably, no matter where that person may be hiding, we can get them served; or at least get a server to begin making attempts. We have servers everywhere, and a network of servers around the country.

If this person is expecting to receive a summons, they may decide to move to the country, and live in a home behind a fence, and a yard full of large dogs. It sounds simple, but no process server is going to get chewed apart voluntarily to serve a summons. This is actually a very effective strategy for people trying to avoid being served. What we would do in this case is sit outside and perform surveillance until they leave their house and we can serve them. Surveillance can get expensive and we charge by the hour.

It may be more effective, and less expensive, and time consuming to simply perform our diligence at the potentially viable addresses. Then we would create non-serve affidavits if we are not able to effect service on the subject or a co-resident. Then at this point we can then serve the Secretary of State in lieu of obtaining personal or substitute service.

Our office in Tallahassee can bring this service to the Secretary of State. The following 3 things are required for service to be accepted.

1. A cover letter citing the statute that has directed us to the Secretary of State as the proper recipient for service. OR The summons can cite the proper statute.
2. The non-serve returns of service from making attempts at either the Registered Agent, or the principal of the company.
3. A check for $8.75

As we all know, with a government entity, all the boxes need to be checked. If any of these 3 are missing the service is rejected. If we receive your service request missing one of these items we will advise your office as to what the requirements are before we attempt service .

Your local Accurate Serve® office can advise you as well on the best way to effect service on your subjects around the state.

Brennan Fogarty
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Dates to Remember
*All month long is Women’s History Month
3/8 – Women’s Day
3/17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
3/28 – Palm Sunday

Office Anniversaries:

Tampa, Florida Office

February 2021 Job Statistics

February 2021 Job Count – 4,411
Average Number of Days from Receiving Paper to Paper Being Served* -4.4

*This includes jobs that may be on hold or waiting for new info. There is no way to take those jobs out of the calculation. So, if a job is placed on hold for 2 weeks, that’s 14 days on that job which factors in to this average. So, we’re even better than what the eyes see, LOL. Some papers get served same day, some next day and some take multiple attempts/addresses to effect service. All we do all day and every day is serve papers. We’re good at it and we love what we do. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to continue to serve your papers.

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Can Process Serving Be Dangerous?

The phrase “Don’t shoot the messenger” is never more relevant than in the case of process servers.

Process serving can be a dangerous job. Every day, process servers maintain daily responsibilities that require them to deliver papers informing people of their involvement in unwanted or expensive lawsuits. 

Despite not having anything to do with the legal proceedings, process servers are all too often blamed for the defendant’s legal troubles. Some recipients take their anger out on the process servers, making this line of work more dangerous than most.  Continue reading

February Newsletter 2021

Message from the Founder

Serving Process in Michigan

In continuing our journey from state to state learning about process serving laws, this month we visit our most northern office, Accurate Serve® of Detroit. Did you know Michigan became a state in 1837? I like fun facts. Here is another: Our Detroit office opened up in October 2020, 184 years later. There’s no real connection, I know, just stating the facts.

So, moving on to serving process in Michigan.  Chapter 2 of Michigan Court Rules covers civil procedure.  A few highlights we would like to cover are below:

  • If you are an Attorney and filing a new suit, please be sure that your Summons includes everything listed in 2.102(B)
  • A Summons is good for 90 days, expires after 91, see 2.102(D)
  • 2.103(A-B) explains who can serve process AND the one type of process that MUST be served by law enforcement and not private process server
  • 2.104 covers Proof of Service.  MI courts require a specific/special Affidavit to be complete.  A blank one is attached for reference.
  • 2.105(A) covers the 2 types of service, Personal and certified mail.  Please note, if you serve an individual personally, they do not have to sign for it to accept.  BUT, if you try to serve someone via certified mail, they MUST sign for it to make service valid.

There are more Rules and stuff that can be covered. If you would like more info on Michigan Rules of Civil procedure, please visit the following website: Click Here

And if you are a Detroit, MI Attorney (or close by) and need process served in MI or anywhere in the US, please contact your local Owner/Operator, Erik Devlin with Accurate Serve® of Detroit.

If you are an Attorney and have an established point of contact with Accurate Serve®, we thank you kindly and appreciate all the work you send us year in, year out. Whether that is 1 paper or 1,000 papers, we value your business and will work tirelessly to ensure your papers are served quickly and accurately.

Warmest regards,
Beau Charlet
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Franchisee: Jacksonville

Who wants a foot-massage?! Is what somebody would say if they forgot to get you something for Valentine’s Day…. Now that I have your attention, I want to talk about something that is really exciting.

Service

of

Process

Over the last 8 years at Accurate Serve® of Jacksonville we have been in the business of executing and perfecting service of process throughout the state of Florida, nationwide, and even internationally. We are uniquely suited to manage and attend to your service of process needs. Once you send a job to us and you have our contact info, you never need to look for another process server again. We can serve everything from Summons and complaints, or writs, or subpoenas, and even just strongly worded letters.

Maybe you have a strongly worded letter, or a Summons, or a subpoena you need sent out right away so you can have the weekend free for any Valentines day plans? We can offer a RUSH service anywhere you need anything to go, locally or far, far away. We have servers everywhere ready to serve your papers.

We have never been asked to deliver a Valentine for anybody, but for the right price we would definitely give you four attempts on different days and at different times! Just like we do for all our services!

So sit back and relax, and ask somebody in your home office to give you a foot-massage, because it is almost Valentines Day isn’t it? And I’m sure you deserve it!

If you send those jobs to Accurate Serve® then you have nothing to worry about.

All the best,

Brennan Fogarty
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F E B R U A R Y
Dates to Remember
*All month long is Black History Month
2/2 – Groundhog Day
2/14 – Happy Valentine’s Day!
2/15 – Presidents Day 

Office Anniversaries:

St. Augustine & Orange Park Offices – 9 Years!

January 2021 Job Statistics

January 2021 Job Count – 4,768
Average Number of Days from Receiving Paper to Paper Being Served* -4.6

*This includes jobs that may be on hold or waiting for new info. There is no way to take those jobs out of the calculation. So, if a job is placed on hold for 2 weeks, that’s 14 days on that job which factors in to this average. So, we’re even better than what the eyes see, LOL. Some papers get served same day, some next day and some take multiple attempts/addresses to effect service. All we do all day and every day is serve papers. We’re good at it and we love what we do. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to continue to serve your papers.

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January Newsletter 2021

Message from the Founder

From East to West

Last month we touched on the different classification of Process Servers in Florida. From our far east state to our far west, this month, we are all about the Ins and Outs of serving process in Colorado. The state association for process servers in Colorado is called PSACO or Process Servers Association of Colorado. I applied for membership in 2020 and was accepted, thanks PSACO representatives, members, etc. My website proudly displays our membership logo, see below:

Process Servers Association of Colorado

Fellow Accurate Serve® Team Member, Brennan Fogarty, is also a member of PSACO.  He is also the proud Owner of Accurate Serve® of Denver.

To know how to do something well, you need to know the basics.  Well, to be as basic as possible, CO rules of SOP are as follows:

  • Can NEVER Drop Serve, 18 to sub serve.  To sub serve, must be a direct family member at least 18 years old.

So, you can call those the meat and potatoes of CO PS but we are making Shepherd’s Pie, so there is a lot more to it.  Luckily for us, PSACO has made a nice little cheat sheet to aide those in the legal field, see attached.

A quick note:

  • CO requires an Affidavit of Service (AOS) w/ notary.  When Covid-19 became a widespread pandemic, CO courts started to allow Returns of Service (ROS) w/o notary

From FL to CO (and AL, MI, GA and TX too), we have you covered.  If you are a Denver Attorney (or paralegal) reach out to our Denver office please.  If you are located in one of these states, find your right point of contact with our organization.  Please visit our franchise website and use the cool tool, Find Location, feature.  It’s red and currently in the Pacific Ocean.

Warmest regards,
Beau Charlet
https://www.theaccurateservefranchise.com/

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Franchisee: Houston

Happy New Year! Each January marks the beginning of a new year, a fresh start and new goals to achieve. This January also marks the beginning of our second office opening in TX. Accurate Serve® of Houston will work side by side with Accurate Serve® of Dallas to provide Houston Attorneys and Paralegals with a Professional Process Serving company that will handle local, statewide, nationwide and international service of process.

Our team is here to provide you with quick response time to all emails, including confirmation of new jobs. No matter the location of service we provide timely updates on all attempts as well as job completion notifications.

Communication remains the main priority for our team. Part of that communication is ensuring that our servers throughout the nation understand how to serve process in accordance to TX Statute. All servers, including our locals ones are provided with instructions on how to serve each job and completed service is only accepted by our office if the job is served in accordance with the instructions. This allows you to also provide us with special instructions such as serving someone at an alternate location (Work or family/friends house), contacting someone to set up service or sitting on a location for surveillance in order to get a job done. Any additional information or special instructions for service is appreciated and communicated with our servers to help complete service more efficiently for you.

As we move forward in this new year please reach out to our new offices in TX as we are looking forward to the opportunity to earn your business. We have our goals set high and look forward to having you and your team as a part of our Accurate Serve® Family. When you are ready to contact us for service please email us at – [email protected], we are also always available for phone calls. I look forward to hearing from you and earning your business.

Thank you,

Brandon Muscato
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As you can see in the CO cheat sheet, some papers can be sub served but some need to be personally served.  There are specific rules/laws for each state that need to be followed. We pride ourselves in our knowledge BUT if you need something special on a serve you send us, please let us know. This will only ensure accuracy of delivery.

CO Cheat Sheet
J A N U A R Y
Dates to Remember
1/1 – Happy New Year!
1/18- MLK Jr. Day
1/20 – Inauguration Day

Office Anniversaries:

Daytona & Titusville Office
Fort Walton Beach & Milton
Kissimmee & Lake Mary
Naples Office
Palm Coast Office
Palm Beach Office
Plantation Office

December 2020 Job Statistics

December 2020 Job Count – 4,527
Average Number of Days from Receiving Paper to Paper Being Served* – 5.5

*This includes jobs that may be on hold or waiting for new info. There is no way to take those jobs out of the calculation. So, if a job is placed on hold for 2 weeks, that’s 14 days on that job which factors in to this average. So, we’re even better than what the eyes see, LOL. Some papers get served same day, some next day and some take multiple attempts/addresses to effect service. All we do all day and every day is serve papers. We’re good at it and we love what we do. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to continue to serve your papers.

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December Newsletter 2020

Message from the Founder

We have had questions on Motion & Order in Process Serving, so my article this month is an article re-pull from a few years ago. The below describes M&O for PS in FL in detail.

In Florida, you have 2 options when it comes to serving your civil process.  You can go with the Sheriff or a private process server. The Sheriff has a lot of responsibilities other than serving papers whereas here at Accurate Serve, all we do all day every day is serve papers.

Florida has 3 classifications for private process servers and they are detailed below:

  1. Special Process Servers
  2. Certified Process Servers
  3. Process Server by Motion & Order

A Special Process Server is a Process Server who has been appointed by the Sheriff to serve non-enforceable civil process in that county. Basic requirements to become a special process server include: Permanent Resident of the State, 18 years of age, no mental/legal disabilities. You also have to take a class, pass a test, pay a fee, get a background check, stay in good-standing, re-certify annually and maintain your ID card. See 48.021 for more info.

A Certified Process Server is a Process Server who has been certified by the Chief Judge to serve non-enforceable civil process in that circuit. The qualifications needed mirror the ones listed for Special Process Server. The main difference is the certification goes through the courts not the Sheriff and you are certified to serve process in the whole circuit, not just one county. See 48.27, 48.29 and 48.31

And now for the last and most dreaded one, it’s Motion & Order Counties.  *There are 14 counties that are labeled Motion & Order. What this means is that the courts do not certify process servers in that county and the sheriff does not appoint process servers in that county. So, if we need to serve process in a Motion & Order county, then we need to be appointed on a case by case basis. Note, Subpoenas do not need a Motion & Order but Summonses do require one. We have templates at the ready for these counties which list our Servers’ names.  If a serve requires a M&O, we will let you know and send you our template to complete. It needs to be completed by the Attorney and e-filed to the case docket. You should also follow up with the Judge or JA to ensure the M&O gets executed quickly so we can begin our efforts.

Please note that M&O does not apply to serving foreign process in Florida.

*Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Calhoun, Clay, Flagler, Gilchrist, Holmes, Levy, Nassau, Putnam, Union, Volusia, Washington

Warmest regards,
Beau Charlet
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Franchisee: Dallas

Let me start by saying Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones. As we are wrapping up what has been an unprecedented 2020, I am excited to announce our growth and opening of Accurate Serve Dallas. Our Dallas office is ready to handle any process serving needs that you and your office may have. We will be providing service locally throughout Dallas County as well as Statewide and Nationwide Service.

Our office is focused on providing timely service while keeping you up to date on all attempts and information for each job. We are always available for phone calls but much of our communication will come via email. Once we update a job, whether it is an attempt or the job has been completed, you will receive an email with the details of that attempt or job completed information. Many of our servers take advantage of the technology that we have by using our app on their phone to provide job details. This helps us to provide you with quicker updates and images of attempts or service when needed.

All jobs filed within the state of TX will be served in accordance with TX Statutes and procedures of service. As Accurate Serve continues to grow throughout the nation, our team also continues to expand our knowledge of Statues and Procedures from state to state. Our objective is to be your one stop shop for a process serving company. I should also mention that we have successfully served internationally as well, throughout many parts of Canada, Europe, Asia and South America.

If you are in need of service or just have a question, please email us at [email protected]. We look forward to working with you, creating new relationships and successfully serving your office.

Thank you,

Brandon Muscato
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Routine service is within 4 business days. Rush Service is within 24 hours. Same Day Service is service that day. When sending your AS office docs for service, please let us know in the email (or website submission) what priority you require for service. Please note, if the court date is less than a week away, we will auto rush it BUT it helps if you draw our attention to the court date in your correspondence.

D E C E M B E R 
Dates to Remember
Orlando Office Anniversary – 7 Years!
12/21 – Happy Birthday Josh (Plantation Office) 
12/10 – Happy Hanukkah
12/25 – Merry Christmas
November 2020 Job Statistics

November 2020 Job Count – 4,374
Average Number of Days from Receiving Paper to Paper Being Served* – 4.7

*This includes jobs that may be on hold or waiting for new info.  There is no way to take those jobs out of the calculation.  So, if a job is placed on hold for 2 weeks, that’s 14 days on that job which factors in to this average. So, we’re even better than what the eyes see, LOL. Some papers get served same day, some next day and some take multiple attempts/addresses to effect service. All we do all day and every day is serve papers. We’re good at it and we love what we do. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to continue to serve your papers.

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November Newsletter 2020

Message from the Founder

New Office Openings in Texas!!

We are over the moon excited to announce the opening of not one but two new offices this month!!  Accurate Serve® of Dallas and Accurate Serve® of Houston are set to officially open over the next few weeks. By the time you read this email (unless it is post-Nov.), the websites for the new offices are not yet live. Some tweaks, you know I dotting and t crossing stuff, still needs to be done. But, our Servers are in place, our software is set up, emails and phones are live, so if you are an Attorney, Paralegal or Legal Assistant in Dallas or Houston, reach out to your Owner/Operator right now.

Dallas office:
Email: [email protected]
Contact Number:  469-518-9581

Houston office:
Email: [email protected]
Contact Number:  346-226-3111

Have you used our Find Location feature on our franchise website?  It is a great tool to use to determine which Accurate Serve® office is your point of contact for service of process.  

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Warmest regards,
Beau Charlet

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Franchisee: Atlanta

Hello I am James Pantell, the new owner and operator of Accurate Serve Atlanta. Beau recently accepted me into his team of professionals last August and since then I’ve had the opportunity to train and learn from multiple other partners. It’s been a great experience getting things going in a new city, and certainly plenty of new things to learn! I’ve always believed that success comes from our ability to adapt and grow so we are able to fit the needs of each situation we encounter. Here at Accurate Serve, I certainly have witnessed our ability to do just that!

Accurate Serve Atlanta started accepting business October 1st 2020 and has been growing each day since. I currently have servers set up to encompass the Atlanta area with servers in multiple counties (Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Paulding, Dekalb, Douglas, Clayton, Forsyth, and multiple others in the Southern GA region). With these servers on hand, our competitive prices, and ability to facilitate service of process throughout the state, AS Atlanta is ready to serve your needs!

Please go to www.accurateserveatlanta.com to read more about myself and Accurate Serve. We accept requests for process as well as prepayment through our website to keep things easy for our clients. If you have any other questions feel free to email me at [email protected]

I look forward to hearing from you and stay safe out there,

– JP

James Pantell
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N O V E M B E R
Dates to Remember
Dallas Office Opens
Houston Office Opens
11/11 – Veteran’s Day
11/26 – Happy Thanksgiving!
October 2020 Job Statistics

October 2020 Job Count – 5,186
Average Number of Days from Receiving Paper to Paper Being Served* – 4.1

*This includes jobs that may be on hold or waiting for new info.  There is no way to take those jobs out of the calculation.  So, if a job is placed on hold for 2 weeks, that’s 14 days on that job which factors in to this average. So, we’re even better than what the eyes see, LOL. Some papers get served same day, some next day and some take multiple attempts/addresses to effect service. All we do all day and every day is serve papers. We’re good at it and we love what we do. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to continue to serve your papers.

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How to Choose a Process Server in Florida

Have you found yourself in need of getting legal papers served in Florida? It can be easy to do a quick internet search, click a button to call the first on the list, and go about your business. But how do you know that process server is worth your time and effort? How do you know they will legally and correctly serve your legal papers? Here are some things to look for when choosing a process server.

Confirm ability to legally serve papers in Florida

Most of Florida has strict requirements that people must meet before they become a process server. In most districts, they must take a course and pass an exam before being allowed to serve papers. They also have to be bonded, registered, and approved with the district courts. Don’t take someone’s word for it. Make sure they are legit by confirming. Continue reading

October Newsletter 2020

Message from the Founder

Some Peachy News

2020 has been a crazy year for sure.  Well, here at Accurate Serve® it has been crazy busy, that’s for certain.  Well, we have some more great news to share with you. Officially open for business as of October 2, 2020, we welcome to the AS team, Accurate Serve® of Atlanta. My office (Tampa Bay area) has already sent multiple papers to Accurate Serve® of Atlanta and all of them were served quickly and accurately, you know the Accurate Serve® way!!

The man behind the email and on the phone is new team member, James Pantell, but you can call him JP for short.  On a lighter note, JP joins several other Accurate Serve® team members whose first names start with J, like Josh Wright, Josh Kes and Jared Williams. Adding to that, we have 3 team members whose names start with B, Beau Charlet, Brennan Fogarty and Brandon Muscato. I know, I’m way off track but it’s fun to read about funny things like that, don’t you agree?

So JP went through Accurate Serve® franchise training July – Sep of this year. He has Servers all over the State of Georgia ready to serve your papers. If you are an attorney in Atlanta or GA, reach out to JP, he is the Man and will get the job done!!

If you are a FL attorney (or Denver or Detroit), keep sending your work to your local Owner/Operator.  Just know the next time we serve one of your papers in GA, we have upgraded the level of service you will be provided.

Warmest regards,
Beau Charlet

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Franchisee: Detroit

Hello Accurate Serve Customers Clients Franchisees and welcome to October 2020.

Hello I am Erik Devlin, the new Owner and Operator of Accurate Serve of Detroit. Beau and I came into talks of making this idea come to fruition in June of 2020. Since then, I have been able to train with Brandon Muscato in Ft Myers, Beau Charlet in Lakeland, and Brennan Fogarty in Tallahassee. Working with multiple training centers for Accurate Serve has provided me the tools for success and has enabled me to come up with solutions for whatever situation may arise. I am excited to work with you all and grow with Accurate Serve.
Accurate Serve Detroit did a soft opening in September with a hard open October 1st 2020. I will be covering the greater Detroit area including Wayne County and Oakland County. I have competitive prices in the market and servers on hand ready to serve your needs.  Keep us in mind if you need papers served over the river in Windsor, Canada or If you are a Canadian Law Firm looking for someone to serve Papers in Michigan.  This month I am looking to reach out to some of our past clients in Michigan to let them know we now have an office in Detroit and to let them know we are here to assist with all of their legal needs.

If you are interested in our services please go to accurateservedetroit.com and follow our tabs. We accept pre-payment for new customers and have a list of all the services we provide.  If you have any other questions feel free to email me at  [email protected].

I look forward to hearing from you and stay safe out there.

Erik Devlin
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All Colorado courts are currently accepting unsworn Affidavits, or Returns of Service, in lieu of notarized Affidavits in regards to service of process.

O C T O B E R
Dates to Remember
Atlanta Office Opens
Detroit Office Opens
10/16 – National Boss’s Day
10/31 – Happy Halloween!
September 2020 Job Statistics

September 2020 Job Count – 5,045
Average Number of Days from Receiving Paper to Paper Being Served* – 4.48

*This includes jobs that may be on hold or waiting for new info.  There is no way to take those jobs out of the calculation.  So, if a job is placed on hold for 2 weeks, that’s 14 days on that job which factors in to this average. So, we’re even better than what the eyes see, LOL. Some papers get served same day, some next day and some take multiple attempts/addresses to effect service. All we do all day and every day is serve papers. We’re good at it and we love what we do. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to continue to serve your papers.

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How Business Type Affects Who Can Be Served at a Company

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.

Sole proprietorship

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

September Newsletter 2020

Message from the Founder

Process Serving, Recent Legislature Changes & Technological Advancements

In June 2019, Florida House Bill 91 was signed, sealed and delivered. One of the major changes in this Bill was the fact that process servers could now electronically sign their Returns of Service. This was a HUGE development. Prior to the signing of this Bill, only the Sheriff was allowed to electronically sign Returns, not private process servers (PPS).

Once this Bill was signed into effect, our software programmer went to work and built a feature into our software program and App which allowed Accurate Serve Process Servers to update jobs and sign Returns using their Smartphones. They could serve a paper and within minutes be able to sign the Return of Service (ROS). This sure does beat the old way of doing things which would consist of printing the Return, waiting for Server to report to the office to sign Return, then scan it, save it and email it.

This new development/advancement has been great for us here at Accurate Serve as well as our Clients. The quicker we can serve the paper and provide the ROS, then the happier our Clients will be. Well, what about an Affidavit of Service (AOS)? A notary can’t notarize a document when an electronic signature has been used, right? Well in June 2019, that was true. Fast forward 6 months, different story.

As of January 1, 2020, current Florida notaries have had the opportunity to add remote online notary (RON) duties to their current commission. In order to be approved, the following criteria must be met:

  • Complete a course
  • Obtain Bond
  • Obtain Errors & Omissions insurance
  • Select a RON Service Provider
  • Complete a form
  • Pay a Fee to the State

There are very specific duties that a RON Service Provider must undertake. The technology they utilize must meet requirements set forth in Chapter 117, Florida Statutes as well as Chapter 1N-7.001, Florida Administrative Code. Some duties include:

  • Facilitating 2-way video conferencing for online notary and Affiant (record video and store for 10 years)
  • Attach digital signatures/notary’s stamp and signature of Server

Well, just like building electronic signatures into our software program, our programmer stepped up to the cleanup spot this time and hit a grand slam. Our software program, Paper Tracker, applied to be a RON Service Provider in the State of Florida.  After that, the RON process was built into our software and after months of testing, it is now live for use. We have successfully electronically signed and notarized over a dozen Affidavits in our Tampa Bay offices this past week and now we are making the feature live in all 38 Accurate Serve locations in Florida.

When changes happen, we adjust. When advancements need to made, we get to work.  Bust most importantly, we serve papers and we serve them quickly and accurately. We pride ourselves in service of process. We are experts in the field and are committed to the industry.

Just to let you know, we opened an office in Denver, CO in July 2020. We open an office in Detroit, MI in September 2020. And we open an office in Atlanta, GA in October 2020.

We’re always working, we’re always open, and we are always doing our best to ensure your papers are served in a timely fashion and according to State Statutes.

Warmest regards,
Beau Charlet

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Franchisee: Denver

Accurate Serve of Denver is here to handle all your service of process needs.

We are here in downtown Denver ready to affect service on any subjects. Your firm would only need to send us an email with docs attached and we can get you a quote and get your job out for service!

We regularly affect service at the large corporate Registered Agents. CT Corporation is located here in Denver.

We can go to Littleton Co. and affect service on Corporation Service company as well!

What about service of process on the State of Colorado? We can direct our servers to affect process at any government entity in Denver or anywhere around the state!

That’s not all!! We have an extensive network nationwide! If you are looking for a process server in Colorado, or anywhere else just send us an email and we will be happy to take great care of you and your business.

– Your Accurate Serve Denver Team

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Life is getting back to normal, slowly.  Kids are back in school, whether it be at home, brick and mortar or a combo. Sports are back, I have been glued to the U.S. Open and can’t wait for football to start. Just want to say thanks to everyone who does their part to keep themselves safe as well as those they interact with in their respective bubbles.  We’ll all get through this together and we all must do our part.

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Dates to Remember
Pensacola Office Anniversary
Port St. Lucie Office Anniversary
9/7 – Happy Labor Day
9/11 – September 11th Day of Remembrance
August 2020 Job Statistics

August 2020 Job Count – 5,057
Average Number of Days from Receiving Paper to Paper Being Served* – 4.25

*This includes jobs that may be on hold or waiting for new info.  There is no way to take those jobs out of the calculation.  So, if a job is placed on hold for 2 weeks, that’s 14 days on that job which factors in to this average. So, we’re even better than what the eyes see, LOL. Some papers get served same day, some next day and some take multiple attempts/addresses to effect service. All we do all day and every day is serve papers. We’re good at it and we love what we do. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to continue to serve your papers.

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR ACCURATE SERVE LOCATION
We Are Proud Sponsors of Paralegal Association of Florida, Inc.