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Holidays and Process Serving

The holiday season often brings a sense of relaxation and a break from the daily grind. For those involved in legal matters, however, the question of process service during holidays frequently arises. In Michigan, the rules surrounding this issue are clear, yet often misunderstood. At Accurate Serve of Detroit, we aim to shed light on this topic, providing clarity and peace of mind to our clients during the festive season.

Process Service is Allowed on Holidays in Michigan

It’s a common misconception that process service cannot be conducted on holidays. This notion stems from varying state laws across the U.S. However, in Michigan, there is no statute that explicitly prohibits the service of legal documents on holidays. In contrast, Minnesota is the only state with a specific law that forbids serving process on holidays, while several others restrict service on Sundays – a regulation not applicable in Michigan.

Holidays Should Still Be Avoided

Despite the legal allowance in Michigan, serving process on holidays is generally not standard practice. The holidays are a time for family, rest, and reflection. In recognition of this, many in the legal profession, including process servers, choose to respect this period by avoiding service on these days, unless under exceptional circumstances or when directed by a court order. This approach reflects a broader commitment to ethical and respectful practices within the legal community, especially during times of celebration and family gatherings.

At Accurate Serve, we understand the sensitive nature of process serving and approach each case with the necessary discretion and professionalism. During the holiday season, we are particularly mindful of the impact that the serving process can have on individuals and families. Therefore, we often advise our clients to consider alternative dates for service, unless the situation is urgent or mandated by a court deadline.

The Legal System Doesn’t Stop and Neither Do We

The holiday season doesn’t pause the wheels of justice, and deadlines often remain firm. At Accurate Serve of Detroit, we are committed to ensuring that these legal obligations are met, while also respecting the spirit of the holiday season. Our experienced team navigates these challenges with expertise, offering solutions that balance legal requirements with personal considerations.

If you require process service, document retrieval, skip tracing, or diligent search services during this holiday season, you can reach Accurate Serve of Detroit at (313) 385-3703 or submit your work request online. Trust us to handle your legal service needs with the care and professionalism they deserve, no matter the season.