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
Now that you’ve filed the complaint and summons in your client’s civil case with the Civil Division of Michigan’s 36th District Court, what happens next?
Serve the Defendant
The first step is to serve the defendant with the filed complaint and summons, along with serving subpoenas to any named witnesses or other parties. You can opt to have local law enforcement serve the process for your case, or hire a private process server. No matter which way you go, certain deadlines must be met for the service of process to be valid. Because time is of the essence, we always suggest going with a qualified and reputable process server for all of your case’s needs. Continue reading