People usually don’t want a visit from a process server, since they often deliver unpleasant news. However, avoiding a process server never works out, but that doesn’t stop people from trying to. Avoidance gives the process server the added task of hunting down an evasive target. After years of experience of finding people who don’t want to be found, Accurate Serve has learned the following tips and tricks to make the hunt a little easier:
Do your homework
Don’t skimp on researching your target before heading out for a service attempt. These days, you don’t have to leave your desk to discover plenty of information about virtually anyone. Gather this basic information at a minimum: Continue reading
Process servers are a vital part of the U.S. legal system. Here in Florida, process servers play an even more crucial role, as most counties here require that process be served by only a sheriff or a certified private process server. With law enforcement already stretched thin, it is often quicker and more customer-friendly to use a private process server.
Process servers deliver court paperwork to its intended recipient, which is usually a defendant, witness, or subject matter expert. Court papers that process servers might deliver include: Continue reading
We’ve all seen process servers in movies, wearing disguises and tricking people into revealing their identities. Serving process in the real world isn’t quite so entertaining. However, servers do occasionally get asked to serve someone who doesn’t want to be located. No matter what the reason, you should never avoid a process server because: Continue reading
You’ve probably seen dramatic movie scenes involving process servers who serve papers in the midst of an important event or by impersonating the pizza delivery person. These tactics make great drama on the big screen, but in real life process servers have specific rules they must follow while delivering service of process.
No Opening Mailboxes
Although process servers are tasked with delivering papers, they are not permitted to open a recipient’s mailbox and place the papers inside manually. In fact, the mailbox as a whole is off limits. Continue reading
When it comes to delivering legal documents regarding a case of importance to you or your business, you cannot leave the delivery to chance. Sheriffs are historically in charge of completing service of process. Still, private process servers have become far more common over the last ten years to provide faster and more reliable service than any sheriff can offer while still attending to his many other responsibilities.
As you search for the right process server to handle your case, keep these important qualities in mind. Continue reading
Process servers are best known for delivering legal documents to the homes of strangers and declaring the infamous words, “You’ve been served.” While this service of process is the most prominent responsibility among process servers, they also maintain other essential legal responsibilities.
Are you considering this line of work? Make sure you know everything it involves. Here are a few of the other tasks you will perform if you become a process server. Continue reading