When you are looking for someone to serve process in your case, you want to make sure that the person you hire is going to get the job done right. Hiring a private process server is not a decision to be made lightly. Instead of just picking someone random off the list provided by the courts of available servers, ask some questions and do some investigation to make sure your process server has these traits.
Knowledge of the Law
The process server you hire in Orlando should be familiar with federal, state, and county laws regarding service of process. Different types of papers have different rules regarding how they can be delivered and with whom they can be left with. You don’t want your case to be delayed because the process server did not obey the law and left the papers with the wrong person.
You definitely want to hire a process server who is going to be persistent in trying to get the papers served. Often it takes multiple attempts and some investigative work to get papers served appropriately. Make sure the process server you hire has the persistence to track down the individual to be served and not give up. Continue reading
The evolution of technology-based communication has created a certain level of tension in the legal profession, as litigators have been faced with the challenge of maintaining constitutionality while simultaneously adjusting to new communication norms. In particular, the courts have been dealing with the question of allowing or denying service of process using email and social media. Though electronic service of process has not yet become the norm, it is certainly expanding as judges continue to find that some defendants are much easier to reach using forms of digital communication. Continue reading
Facebook is a leading force in our society, and there is no denying the power it holds over the way we communicate with others. In fact, Facebook has become so prevalent that a number of courts have approved Facebook as an alternative method of process of service when all other traditional means fail. Is it possible that Facebook could really improve and support efforts made by process servers, or would it just lead to trouble? Continue reading
A process server is the type of person you might not even know exists until you need him or he shows up on your doorstep. In general, process servers serve the all-important purpose of delivering court orders and documents that inform defendants of their cases and provide further instructions for response. Whether you need a process server to deliver papers on your behalf or find yourself staring at one through your peephole, here are the questions you might be wondering. Continue reading
Every person deserves to live a life that is free of violence, but unfortunately that doesn’t always happen. If you are a victim of any type of violence like physical battery, sexual battery, or assault, you have the right to ask the court for legal protection. Protection is given by the court in the form of a restraining order that forbids the person accused of violence from coming within a certain distance of you or communicating with you. If you need to obtain a restraining order for the sake of your own safety, here is what you should know. Continue reading
Process servers play an integral role in the legal community by delivering important legal documents to countless recipients each day. With the speed and efficiency offered by process servers, court cases have less chance of being called into question or delayed. Despite all of this, the process servers in Georgia have found themselves pitted against the state’s sheriffs as they fight for their right to serve. Continue reading
Each year, state governments and process server advocates work toward reform that will keep process servers safer on the job. Unfortunately, most people don’t remember they aren’t supposed to shoot the messenger when a process server arrives at the door with papers declaring impending divorce or lawsuit. The PAAPRS campaign takes process server safety very seriously and is working toward reducing the number of server related assault cases in the New Year. Continue reading
Process servers are very important civil servants who keep the judicial system running full steam ahead, but they aren’t often given credit for their efforts. In fact, many process servers are treated with disdain, disrespect, and even violence because they are typically the messengers of bad news. The residents of Carroll County, Maryland have come to realize that the hard way after one of their neighbors shot and attempted to kill a process server in December 2015. Continue reading