If you’re just getting started as a process server, you’re probably wondering the best ways to boost your workload and become successful as a server. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Accurate Serve® of Detroit, we know all about finding success as a process server. In this post, we’ll go over our top tips for getting started in this industry.
Preparation is essential for any process server. You need to know everything about the person you’re trying to serve before you ever set one foot out of your office. This involves a combination of traditional and online research, delving into every nook and cranny of your network and the internet to gather as much information as possible. When you prepare properly before attempting service, you’re not wasting your time chasing a target around and have time to pick up even more cases. Continue reading
Michigan is one of many states that doesn’t have a certification or licensing program requirement for process servers. Instead, anyone over the age of 18 who is competent and is not named in the court proceedings may serve process in Michigan. However, just because the rules about who can be a process server aren’t very strict doesn’t mean that process servers here can just do whatever they want. There are still rules that Michigan process servers must follow. In this post, we’ll review the most common rules that apply to process servers in Michigan.
Process Servers Must Be Ethical
All process servers are expected to behave ethically, regardless of their location or local laws. Ethical behavior includes not lying, not wearing disguises, not using fake social media accounts, or any other behavior that would be seen as questionable. While process servers do have to be creative sometimes to get the job done, being dishonest is never acceptable. In fact, it can get an entire case dismissed based on improper service Continue reading
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