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Skip Tracing – The Difference between Failure and Success in the Legal Process

detectiveIf you need to serve legal documents to an individual but are having a difficult time locating them, you need skip trace services. Skip trace services involve locating hard-to- find people who may have left town and are attempting to hide to avoid being served.

Who Do Skip Tracers Look For?

“Skips”—the individuals you are trying to locate—may have intentionally or unintentionally disappeared without leaving much in the way of a trail. Some skips owe money to other parties and disappear to avoid paying the other person or company. Not all skips are trying to evade detection, though. Skip trace services are also used to uncover the location of individuals who have been named in a will. Continue reading

Why Process Servers are a Lawyer’s Secret Ingredient

legal papersAs a lawyer acting as a representation of a party to intended litigation, it is inadvisable to involve yourself in the serving course. You risk becoming a witness should the specifics of a service of process become an issue, thus disqualifying yourself.

The most important aspect when selecting a company to assist you with administrative details is the breadth of service provided. Many process servers will attend to more than merely the serve process. Assuming you would prefer to reduce the volume of service providers you work with, consider a company that will satisfy the majority, if not all, of your requirements. Continue reading

Tips for Doing a Diligent Search

searchYou may be required to be involved in a diligent search, especially if you are working on behalf of children who may be in foster care. Many state laws require that a diligent search be completed that can identify those individuals who can become a valid resource for custody or placement of children. This search can also be used to identify people who have an important commitment to the child.

Generally, information begins to be collected once the state child protection service gets involved. If the child is removed from the home, the search will intensify and a case manager is normally assigned to the case. Most states impose a time limit on this search. The goal of the diligent search is to get the child into a safe home as quickly as possible. Continue reading

You’ve Been Served!

process server2The first thing to understand about being served legal documents or summons is that the rules vary from state to state. The rules can also differ according to the kind of summons that is being served. Generally, the person bringing the process must decide which method is best and may have to hire a professional summons server or a police agency to deliver the summons to you. Summons can be delivered either by hand (in person), via mail, or through public notification. Each of these methods is different and not all are available in all cases. In each case, however, certain steps must be taken to make the process binding. Continue reading

Texas Servers to Get Own Legal Code of Conduct

The Judicial Branch Certification Commission (or JBCC) in Texas has recently been instructed to create and recommend a new code of ethics that will apply to every profession that the organization regulates. This recommendation will then go to the Supreme Court and will of course cover process servers.

The Texas Process Servers Association responded to this by alerting its members by e-mail to the 30 day comment period that ended on March 13th. Continue reading

Texas Servers to Get Own Legal Code of Conduct

law officeThe Judicial Branch Certification Commission (or JBCC) in Texas has recently been instructed to create and recommend a new code of ethics that will apply to every profession that the organization regulates. This recommendation will then go to the Supreme Court and will of course cover process servers.

The Texas Process Servers Association responded to this by alerting its members by e-mail to the 30 day comment period that ended on March 13th. Continue reading

How Should Process Servers Represent Themselves?

The job of process servers is to serve papers. This means that they have to take summons and other legal documents to the defendants, often before they know they are defendants. Process servers are of course objective and are in fact doing the defendants a favor by ensuring they are aware that they are being taken to court and by giving them time to prepare. Continue reading

Improving Your Legal Writing Skills

In any branch of the legal profession, your written words are always of great importance. This is because these are used in the duties to inform, instruct, advocate and persuade. If you are a newbie to this profession then the foremost advice your seniors will give you will be related to your handling of legal documents. This is because it will allow you to better learn from your experience, thereby becoming a more productive professional. Here are all the more reasons why improving your legal writing skills is tied to effectively handling your legal documents: Continue reading

Using Document Automation to Improve Legal Document Handling

The process of document automation allows you to create electronic documents. This includes the creation of logic-based systems that utilize the portions of pre-existing data and/or text to bring form a new document. This procedure is being adopted by legal firms since it considerably helps managing legal letters, contracts and a plethora of different legal documents. The automation process can also be utilized to automate all variable text, conditional text and data that is present in a set of documents. Continue reading

How Diligent Search Applies to Child Care Cases in Colorado

legal documentsOne of the most important things in the state of Colorado is making sure that the children are well taken care of. In some situations, children will become wards of the state and it is then the job of the state to find a home for them. In some cases, a diligent search will have to be done in order to find relatives of the child that might be willing to take them. Here are a few of the benefits that come along with this process. Continue reading