4 Reasons You Need a Process Server
If you’re preparing to file a lawsuit, you probably already know that you will need to have the court summons and complaint, collectively known as process, served on the case’s defendants. Serving process is simply delivering the court paperwork to the intended recipient or a suitable alternative. In Florida, you’re not allowed to serve the process in your own case yourself…you must use either your local sheriff’s office or a private process server. In this post, we’ll discuss four reasons why you’ll want to opt for a private process server for your case.
As mentioned before, individuals are not allowed to serve process in Florida for any case in which they are a party. However, Florida takes it a step further by also requiring that any individual who wants to serve process in this state be approved by their local sheriff’s office or judicial circuit. So just because your best friend isn’t a named party in the lawsuit you just filed does not mean they can serve the process to the defendant(s). Here in Volusia County, a judge must appoint the process server for all cases. At Accurate Serve® of Daytona Beach, we have been appointed to numerous cases and know all the laws and rules that must be followed.
Once a lawsuit is filed with the court, the clock starts ticking. There are certain deadlines that must be met for the case not to be dismissed, including serving the defendants in a timely manner. Not only is there a deadline for successful service, but that deadline must also be a certain amount of time before the case is to be heard in court. This is to give the defendant(s) adequate time to prepare for the proceedings. When you use a private process server, like those here at Accurate Serve® of Daytona Beach, you’ll never have to worry about missing a vital deadline. We always get started on your case as soon as possible, serving documents quickly so that everyone has plenty of notice and time to prepare.
Law enforcement officers don’t always have time to give the plaintiff in a civil proceeding update about the status of their process service. Since they handle so many different tasks over the course of an average day, placing phone calls to give status updates on process service probably doesn’t rank high on the priority list. However, with a private process server from Accurate Serve®, you can find out the status of your case 24/7 with our online status tracker, available right on our home page.
Proof of Service
If the validity of the service is ever questioned when your case goes to court, you’ll be glad you used the professional team at Accurate Serve®. We always file proof of service with the appropriate court, along with providing you with a copy via our online status tracking tool. Even in situations where we do not deliver the process to the recipient in person, we still file proof of service detailing the circumstances of the service. Your case will never be derailed by claims of improper or invalid service when using a reputable private process server.
Process Servers in Daytona Beach
If you need a process served in or around Volusia County, trust Accurate Serve® to handle your documents securely and expeditiously. Call us at (386) 569-8475 or send us a work request online to get started today.