If you are owed cash, property, or other assets in Volusia County, you must file a civil lawsuit to recover what you are owed. The first step in this process is to figure out which civil court is the most appropriate to hear your case.
Once you have determined which civil court has jurisdiction over your case, you need to gather the required paperwork to file. In this post, we will discuss the general procedures for filing a case with small claims court. Note that for any case in Volusia county you have the right to hire an attorney to assist you. However, the use of an attorney is not required, especially for simple small claims cases. Continue reading
Upon filing your court case in Volusia County, it’s essential to find a trusted process server. Volusia County is one of the few counties in Florida that requires the Motion & Order System to appoint process servers to each case. This means a judge must appoint a process server as it will not be served by law enforcement.
Certified Process Servers are Required by Florida State Law
The State of Florida doesn’t just allow anyone to provide process serving like in other states. By law, a sheriff’s deputy or a certified private process server must be the ones to officially hand off your case process to its intended recipient. In Volusia County, a judge must individually appoint private process servers to cases as they are filed. By choosing a reputable process service agency like Accurate Serve®, you’ll be provided with the name of the server, and they will be ready for when the time comes for the appointment. If your firm handles many cases at once, you can expedite the appointment process by having a dedicated Accurate Serve® process server appointed to all your cases. Continue reading
If you serve process for long enough, you will eventually have to serve it to a business. In this post, we discuss the Florida laws surrounding service of process for some different types of businesses.
Florida’s 2021 Statutes of Civil Practice and Procedure, Chapter 48, goes into detail about how to serve process on different types of businesses. The state specifies procedures for: Continue reading
If you manage or work at a law firm, you may be wondering if hiring a private process service agency has any benefits over just using the local sheriff’s department. It may be tempting to request service by law enforcement while you’re already at the courthouse filing other paperwork, but there are some clear advantages to using a process server agency, especially when you handle a steady flow of cases.
Using a quality process service agency, like Accurate Serve® of Daytona Beach, for all of your firm’s process service needs will:
Make requesting process service easy
If there’s one thing attorneys never have enough of, it’s time. But, here at Accurate Serve® in Daytona Beach, we make requesting process service quick and easy. You simply go to our website, click on ‘Send Work’, and enter your details. Once we receive your information and prepayment, we deliver your case’s documents to the intended parties. It’s that easy! Continue reading
Some of the most common stories you hear about aggression towards process servers happen when they are attempting to serve process in domestic cases, especially divorces. Tensions run high in most divorce situations, and the parties involved quite often project that tension as anger onto the messenger.
When serving process in a divorce or other domestic case, stay safe by avoiding:
Always approach the person to be served with a calm and professional demeanor. Never use any type of aggression or hostility when serving. Be mindful of both tone of voice and body language, as both can give people the wrong impression. Continue reading