Why do I need a Process Server?
"What is "Service of Process?"
Service of process is when legal documents such as summonses, complaints, small claims, subpoenas, writs and other legal documents are delivered to whom the legal document is directed. Service of Process must be served by an individual who is not a party to the case.
While is is perfectly legal to have a friend or family member service the documents for you to save the cost and convenience, you leave the court in a dilema if your defendant does not show up for the court date. They will be wondering if the defendant even knows about the court case against them. By hiring a professional process server to is license through the state and recognized by the court as impartial, you take that dilema away allowing your case to move forward hopefully to a positive conclusion in your favor.
"What does a Process Server do?"
A legal process server delivers (or serves) legal documents to a defendant or an individual involved in a court case. The process server must serve the documents in accordance with the legislation in the area of service. This may mean handing the documents to the defendant personally or sub-serving to someone in the same household or business. Once the documents are delivered, the process serving agent must provide proof that the paperwork was served correctly. This is done through a documents called and "Affidavit of Service" or "Proof Service", which may or may not be notarized and filed with the court.
"Do I need a Process Server?"
Hiring a Legal Process Server is an important step in proceeding with a court case. In some states, someone who performs service of process is required by law to be licensed, so if you are in one of these states, the answer is "Yes".
Even if a process server does not need to be licensed in the state where you need service, you should keep in mind that a process server is someone who is experienced in serving legal documents efficiently. More importantly, professional process servers are knowledgeable of the legislation surrounding constraints associated with serving legal documents that vary from state to state, or county to county. If the service is not performed in accordance with the law, your case can be hindered from moving forward or result in the dismissal of your case. This can be very frustrating and cost you money and time.
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