There is a new kind of process service company that has arisen in the last several years that work as paper brokers. These process service companies take on papers to be served and broker them out to independent contractors. There are several problems with this, and there are many reasons that you should know your process server who is actually handling your papers.
Problems with Paper Brokers
One of the biggest problems with paper brokers is that they contract the actual service of the papers to independent contractors that they do not have any control over. The paper brokers have no control over the methods used to locate the individual for service or how the papers are actually served. The paper brokers also do not train these independent contractors, and the contractors may not be well versed in the laws regarding process service. Using paper brokers can also lead to gutter serves, where the papers are trashed and documents are falsified showing service. Continue reading
There are some instances in which you might find yourself needing to have papers served internationally. This can often happen with lawsuits due to the global marketplace. If the manufacturer of a product or the provider of a service is primarily located in another country, it could make filing a lawsuit and pursuing service more difficult. There are some ways that you can get papers served internationally.
A US Proxy
Many foreign companies have a US proxy. It may be an attorney, an accountant, a division of the company, an affiliate, or a subsidiary. If they have a US based presence at all, you can often serve process to this proxy. You will need a private process server who is well versed in the laws surrounding proof of service both in the US and the country where the company is based. Continue reading
When it comes to your court case, serving papers successfully and accurately is among the first of many steps. When your papers aren’t served correctly, it can cause delays in the process. No matter what type of case you are working with or what type of papers you need served, having the right process server is of the utmost importance.
Process servers should go through quite a bit of training before they engage in serving papers in Daytona Beach. The training that a process server goes through varies quite a bit. Some counties have specific requirements for training, but most only require a bond and certification with the county. Since anyone can register to be a process server, it is important to find out what went into the making of your process server before you decide to use them for your case.
Knowing the Law
At a minimum, process servers should go through some training to learn the laws regarding service of process. There are many rules about who papers can be delivered to, how they can be delivered, and verifying identity of people who are served. The Florida laws vary depending on the type of case and the type of papers being served. Only careful and conscientious training of a process server will ensure that there are no mistakes in the serving of your papers.
Persistence and Attitude
A good process server is persistent and has a good work ethic. Often, these process servers work with little supervision. It is important that you choose someone who will do their due diligence to make sure your papers get delivered accurately and successfully. A process server who does not have these attributes is not as likely to get the job done, especially if the individual is actively evading service.
Knowing How to Find People
The simple fact is no one wants to be served with papers, and some people actively try to avoid service. Other times, the individual who needs to be served may have moved or changed employment, making them harder to find. A good process server receives training in how to find individuals who do not want to be found.
If you need papers served for your case in Daytona Beach, we can help. Our process servers go through extensive training to be the best in the field. Contact us today for more information.
Eviction is an unfortunate but sometimes necessary legal action, especially when a tenant fails to pay rent in a timely manner. Each state enforces its own specific eviction laws, and Florida in particular uses a three day rule to resolve issues of nonpayment. Here is everything you should know about that law!
Rent is most commonly due on the first of every month, even if the first falls on a weekend or holiday. Landlords can arrange different due dates in lease agreements, but the first of the month applies for most rental tenants throughout Florida. If a tenant does not pay rent on the first, the landlord has the legal right to serve that tenant with a three day notice as soon as the rent becomes overdue on the second day of the month. The three day notice states that the tenant has three full business days to pay rent, or else eviction will go into effect. Holidays and weekends are not included in a three day notice. This means that if a three day notice is served on Friday, the tenant technically has until the next Wednesday to either pay rent or move out. Continue reading
Process servers are best known for delivering legal documents to the homes of strangers and declaring the infamous words, “You’ve been served.” While this service of process is the most prominent responsibility among process servers, they also maintain other essential legal responsibilities.
If there’s one thing the court system generates on a daily basis, it’s documents. Every motion, filing, briefing, verdict, or claim within a jurisdiction leads to a document being filed at the county clerk’s office. The sheer volume of documents generated by court proceedings on every level is enough to boggle the mind, especially if you only have a few minutes to try and search for the specific document that you need. This is why process servers also specialize in finding legal documents quickly and efficiently, in turn saving lawyers and other legal professionals valuable time and effort. Continue reading