After you’ve filed your case with the Lee County Clerk of Court, it’s time to find a process server. But, how do you find a server that will uphold the integrity of your case and deliver timely service?
When interviewing potential process servers for your case, you should always ask:
Are you certified by the 20th Judicial Circuit to serve process in Lee County?
Be sure to only use a process server certified by Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit, which includes Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, and Hendry counties. All of our servers here at Accurate Serve® in Ft. Myers are certified in accordance with Florida state laws. Our servers know the rules, get the job done, and provide valid proof of service for all cases. Continue reading
Sometimes it seems like choosing a career is just impossible. With so many options out there, how do you know what is the best fit for you?
If you’re looking for a job that offers flexibility and lets you see new places all over southwest Florida, consider a career of process serving!
As a certified private process server, you’ll help the legal system here in Florida run smoothly. By ensuring that people are notified of upcoming court appearances and other important meetings, process servers ensure that no one has to defend themselves in court on short notice.
Here are our top three reasons to become a process server: Continue reading
Process servers are more important in the United States legal system than many people realize. Without proper service of process, due process cannot be guaranteed; due process ensures individuals are notified of pending court proceedings with enough time to prepare a reasonable defense for the accusations. In the United States, due process is a constitutional right, afforded to residents via the Bill of Rights.
Without process servers, it would be very difficult to know if defendants, witnesses, and other case stakeholders have received proper notification of pending court dates. It’s obvious why defendants need ample notice to prepare their arguments, but it’s equally important to give witnesses and subject experts proper notice. Witnesses will want to practice answering potential questions in a clear and concise manner. Subject experts will want time to review any pertinent information and form an educated opinion about the circumstances of the case. It is often these case stakeholders that possess the keys to winning a case, so giving them sufficient time to prepare is crucial. Continue reading
Hiring a private process server is a great alternative for attorneys and plaintiffs who want a quick and efficient service of process in their case. While a sheriff’s department can serve process in Florida, it typically takes longer than if you were to hire a private server as law enforcement has other tasks to complete as well. Make sure any private process server you hire in Florida checks all the following boxes to ensure process service errors don’t derail your case:
In Florida, process servers must be certified by a judge in their judicial circuit. Ft. Myers and Lee County are part of Florida’s 20th judicial circuit, which also includes Charlotte, Glades, Collier, and Hendry counties. At Accurate Serve, we have servers certified in every county in Florida, so you do not have to worry about jurisdiction issues. Continue reading
Process servers perform a challenging job. They must use limited resources to locate a stranger who may or may not want to be found. All the while, servers must comply with various state and county laws, keep up communication with stakeholders, and avoid injury. Just a few of the challenges process servers face include:
No one likes being served, but some avoid it at almost all costs. People will go to great lengths to evade a process server, especially in cases involving large amounts of money. Unfortunately for them, avoiding the process server does not stop the legal process. If avoided long enough, the Court will allow the process server to serve by substitution or publication, meaning they don’t have to personally hand the paperwork to the person being served. Avoiding service makes the entire process longer and more expensive. Continue reading
Process servers have the all-important purpose of delivering court orders and documents that inform defendants of their cases and provide further instructions for a response. If you’re interested in a career as a process server, here’s what you need to keep in mind to achieve success.
What Exactly Does a Process Server Do?
Anytime a case is filed in court, it immediately has documents associated with it. Like the summons and complaint, many of those documents must be delivered to the defendant in the case to make him or her aware that the case exists.
This is true in instances of divorce, child custody, eviction, and more. Process servers are responsible for delivering those papers to the defendants and ensuring that the defendants properly receive the papers. Continue reading