|Facts About Process Service
What is process service?
According to United States legal procedure, all parties must be notified if they are facing legal action against them in a court of law. Service of process is accomplished through delivery of documents describing the legal action, and includes subpoenas, complaints, summonses, writs and order to show cause etc.
What does a process server do?
A process server is responsible for delivering legal documents to the parties involved in court proceedings. All process servers must adhere to all state regulations governing legal service of process. Process servers typically locate the individual named on the document, travel to that person to deliver the documents, verify the person’s identity before handing over the papers, and then provide their client with a signed proof of service, which is the document you can present in court to verify that successful service of process occurred.
Do I need a process server?
Service of process must be carried out by a professional who understands the state laws, and is well-versed on best practices. Any failure to follow legal procedures can result in legal issues for other parties in the court case, which is why you should leave service of process to a professional. An experienced and knowledgeable process server will do everything by the book and make it easy to demonstrate that you fairly notified the other parties of impending legal action.