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
There are certain jobs that are well known for their tendency to place employees into harm’s way. Police officers, firefighters, and members of the military all put their lives on the line each day to serve their fellow citizens. One profession that rarely receives enough attention for its dangerous qualities is that of a process server.
Process servers are responsible for serving official court documents to people involved in some type of legal matter. Documents range from divorce papers to subpoenas to testify in court. Since the papers that process servers deliver tend to hold bad or stressful news, few recipients accept their documents willingly and joyfully. Unfortunately, the truth is that many process servers have experienced threats, violence, and physical injury during the process of serving papers. Continue reading
We live in an interconnected world dominated by technology and rapid access to information, but some people still manage to live “under the radar” in an effort to evade bill collectors and law enforcement agents. A skip trace is one of many tools that can be used to investigate such a person’s whereabouts. Also known as debtor or fugitive recovery, a skip trace can reveal important information that helps a creditor, process server, or other entity track down a certain person. Continue reading
When it comes to delivering legal documents regarding a case of importance to you or your business, you cannot leave the delivery to chance. Sheriffs are historically in charge of completing service of process, but private process servers have become far more common over the last ten years to provide faster and more reliable service than any sheriff can offer while still attending to his many other responsibilities. As you search for the right process server to handle your case, keep these important qualities in mind.
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Process servers carry out many vital tasks that keep our judicial system running, though they aren’t always appreciated for it. Individuals and lawyers alike rely upon process servers to serve their court papers in an expedient and legally upheld manner.
What is a Process Server?
A process server is a person who is legally certified to deliver court orders and court documents relating to a defendant’s presence in court. Aside from court-appointed officials like the sheriff, process servers are the only individuals who can serve defendants with the papers necessary to advance a court case or legal situation. Continue reading
It often seems that bad relationship luck follows reality stars and celebrities around like an inescapable black cloud. The divorce between Real Housewives of New York’s Jules Wainstein and her soon-to-be-ex Michael Wainstein is no exception. This July, Michael served Jules with divorce papers after the two officially decided to end their marriage.
Trouble in Paradise
Long before Jules was served her divorce papers, trouble was brewing between the couple. Though it can be hard to determine the exact circumstances of any marital dispute, sources have reported that Jules and Michael were already estranged when Jules called the police because she felt threatened by the manner in which Michael was speaking to her. Though no arrests were made, it seems that the situation was definitely symbolic of the status of their relationship. Continue reading