Are you having a hard time finding a process recipient? It’s not uncommon for recipients to try to avoid the process server, thinking that this will make their legal troubles go away. Unfortunately for them, that is never the case. Avoiding the process server does cause delays, but in the end, the case will go on.
So how do you find someone that doesn’t want to be found? Trust the expert process servers at Accurate Serve® of Ft. Myers! We put in the work required to locate all intended process recipients within the set deadline with our service of process, skip trace, and diligent search services. Some of our tactics to locate missing process recipients include: Continue reading
Most people know that process servers deliver legal papers but aren’t really sure what those legal papers are. The truth is, a process server can serve anything from a witness subpoena to an eviction notice, and everything in between. Some people even use process servers to deliver paperwork that isn’t necessarily required by a court, but is still important and requires a clear chain of custody.
Some of the most common types of documents that a process server delivers include: Continue reading
In legal cases, all parties who must appear in court or provide testimony must receive adequate, appropriate notification of this requirement. Process servers offer notification to case parties by serving them process, or court documents. Process servers may deliver a variety of court papers, including summonses, complaints, subpoenas, and writs.
A summons is a legal notice that informs a person who has been sued of the date, time, and location where he or she will be required to appear in court to present his or her defense. Avoiding or ignoring a summons may lead to legal consequences. Continue reading
Process servers play an important role in the legal system by serving court documents to defendants. Lying to a process server can have serious consequences, but perhaps not in the way you’d think.
Why Do People Lie to Process Servers?
People lie to process servers for a variety of reasons. Most hope that by avoiding the process server the case itself will go away. Others just want to inconvenience the person taking them to court. Others may have other pending legal issues and do not want to be found. No matter what the reason, lying to a process server is always a bad idea. Continue reading
If you’ve filed a civil court case in Florida, you must have the defendant(s) named in the case properly “served” with the case summons and complaint. This service, or delivery of the case documents to the defendant(s), must be done by either a certified private process server or law enforcement official.
Private Process Server vs. Law Enforcement
While you can use local law enforcement to serve the process in your civil case, including the summons, complaint, subpoenas, and any other documentation, this isn’t always the best idea. Let’s face it…law enforcement is already overworked and underpaid, so why add on one more task that can easily be done by a private process server instead? Police officers should be able to spend their time focusing on catching the bad guys, not serving the civil case process. Continue reading
Process service can be a very dangerous job. So dangerous, in fact, that programs are in place just for reporting assaults against process servers and advocating to make these assaults felonies by default.
So how can a process server do their job and stay safe at the same time? Follow our top tips for ways to stay safe while serving process in the community:
The easiest way to keep yourself safe while the serving process is to know everything you can find out about the target. In today’s tech-savvy world, getting information about anyone is just a few clicks away! Collect, at a minimum:
No landlord wants to deal with an eviction, but if you own rental property long enough, it is something you will encounter. Evictions are necessary for a variety of reasons, including non-payment of rent, criminal activity, or just because the landlord wants to use the property for another purpose and the tenant refuses to leave.
However, Florida law protects tenants from just being thrown out of their homes without any notice. Before you can terminate a tenancy or file an official eviction lawsuit in civil court, you must give the tenant proper notice of the termination of their tenancy. This gives the tenant an opportunity to correct the reason for termination, contest the termination, or find another place to live. The reason for the termination will determine exactly how the process plays out. Continue reading
When your firm files hundreds of cases each year in Lee County, you need a process service agency you can count on. You want timely, legally compliant service of process that ensures your cases will never be delayed due to process issues.
To find a process service agency that reflects your firm’s values, always ask the following questions:
Are you a Certified Process Server in Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit?
Only process servers certified by Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit are allowed to serve process in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry counties. All of Accurate Serve® of Ft. Myers’ process servers are certified in accordance with Florida state laws. Our servers have the qualifications to get the job done right every time. Continue reading