Is a process server looking for you as the result of a court case or lawsuit? Are you wondering what a process server may do to locate and serve you? We’ll go through what a process server is, some of the most popular techniques they use to find their target, and what isn’t allowed in this post.
What Does a Process Server Do?
A process server is an individual who delivers legal papers to someone else, usually through personal delivery or mail. If possible, the process server should try to deliver the document in person. The process server may seek permission to serve the recipient by alternative methods if the recipient is unable to be reached after many attempts. Continue reading
Process servers are people who deliver legal paperwork to those accused or involved in a court case. When delivering process, they must adhere to strict rules that prohibit fabricating their identity or the purpose of their visit, impersonating someone else, or using gimmicks. While process servers are not permitted to break the law while carrying out their responsibilities, they sometimes must think outside the box to get the job done.
Process Servers Cannot Lie While Working
A process server must honestly state who they are and why they’re visiting the person to be served. This implies that process servers cannot pretend to be someone else, such as a police officer or a friend of the individual being served. Wearing disguises is also frowned upon. Continue reading
Have you heard of process servers before but don’t really understand what they do? Don’t worry, that’s how a lot of people feel. The only experience most of us have with process servers is through the movies, where they are depicted as disguise-wearing tricksters that lie, cheat, and steal to gain access to their intended target. In real life, the job is a little less adventurous.
Functions of a Process Server
A process server simply delivers court case paperwork to an intended recipient. This delivery is typically in person, but can sometimes be via mail, online, or other means. The court case paperwork that process servers deliver includes: Continue reading
Before you ever file your civil case in a Michigan court, you need to be thinking about how you’re going to find a reputable process server to serve the defendants and witnesses. Now, you could just go ahead and save yourself some time by making a call to Accurate Serve®, Detroit’s premier process service agency. Our servers meet the strictest standards, so you’ll never worry about improper service derailing your case. Call us at (313) 385-3703 or send us your service requests online to get started today.
Even if you hire one of our talented, competent servers for your process needs, you should always ask the following questions: Continue reading
What is process?
Process is paperwork related to a court case that should be served to the defendant(s) named in the case. Process typically includes summons, complaints, and subpoenas, but it can be almost anything.
What is a process server?
A process server is simply a person who is trained and authorized to deliver the court case process to its intended recipient. The recipient is usually a defendant, but can also be a witness, subject matter expert, or someone else. Continue reading
If you’ve been named as a defendant in a civil case, issued a subpoena, or had some type of writ issued against you, you may be thinking about skipping out on the process server to evade the issue. This could be one of the worst decisions that you could make. Avoiding a process server will not make the issue go away, yet it may add additional charges to your case that you will most likely end up being ordered to pay.
What if the Process Server Never Finds Me?
Even if the process server never finds you physically, they may be permitted to serve you via an alternative method by substitution or publication. If a judge grants this request, you will be considered served once the conditions of the alternative service have been met. Continue reading
Using a credible process server to serve process in Detroit is a must. Only process servers who meet Michigan’s process server requirements may serve legal process here in Wayne County. If you mistakenly use an unqualified server, any work they do for your case will be invalid. This will cause delays, extra costs, and maybe even grounds for dismissal of the entire case!
Spot fake process servers and avoid future problems by asking the following questions:
Does the process server meet Michigan’s requirements?
All private process servers in Wayne County must meet the minimum requirements set forth by the state of Michigan. It is important to note that meeting these requirements only allows the process server to serve in Michigan, but not in other states. Jurisdiction is very important when serving process, so be sure that you’re using a server that is legally allowed to serve process where you need it. Continue reading