When you have a civil court case, you will have to have the other parties to the case served with legal papers. This is done to ensure that they are aware of the case and can formulate a defense, as well as appear in court. Private process servers are by far the best choice for getting your legal documents served. Here’s what to look for when hiring a process server.
Experience and Knowledge
You will want to make sure that the process server you choose has adequate experience and training. There are laws and guidelines for the serving process in Florida. It is important that your process server is very familiar with these guidelines. They also change from time to time, so your process server should be keeping up with the latest best practices. Continue reading
Social media has become entrenched in every part of our lives. It is not surprising that social media is now playing a role in the legal system. Private process servers use social media in a number of ways in the course of serving papers. Social media is also being used in new ways by the courts when it comes to service of process.
Social Media Investigations
Private process servers have to use a variety of tools to track down the people who need to be served. It is not unusual for someone who doesn’t want to be served to make themselves completely unavailable for service. While private process servers have tools such as skip tracing and private detectives to help them find people who are skipping out on a legal case, social media is sometimes an easier and less costly tool. Continue reading
When someone knows that they are going to be sued or taken to court for a legal matter, they often have a habit of disappearing so that the case cannot move forward against them. In some cases, defendants may have simply moved or changed jobs so that they are not easily found. In either case, one way that private process servers can track down these individuals to be served is with social media investigations.
You never know what you might be able to find with a simple Google search. Although only a few social media platforms get all of the attention, there are actually over a hundred of them out there on the internet. You can also search within social media platforms for an account in the name you are looking for. When looking up social media accounts, remember to also search for abbreviations or nicknames. Continue reading
When you have legal papers that need to be served, the likely conclusion is to hire a process server. A private process server has a lot of tools at their disposal to find and serve individuals and companies, yet there are some things that you should do when hiring a process server that will help your case go more smoothly. Here’s what you need to do.
Provide Residence and Employer
If you know where to find the individual to be served, it will greatly help the process server to get the papers served accurately and quickly. You should provide the process server with their last known address and place of employment, as well as their work schedule if you know it. Often, armed with this information a process server can perfect service quickly. Continue reading
When you have a legal matter, it is important that your legal and court papers are served according to the rules and guidelines set forth by the courts. To that end, you must know the qualifications necessary for Florida private process servers so that you can be certain the process server you are using is qualified and legally able to serve the papers.
Private process servers in Florida must be registered with the courts, appointed by the sheriff’s department, or appointed by a judge for an individual serve. All process servers must be at least 18 years of age, have no mental or legal disability, be a permanent Florida resident, pass a background check, pass an exam, and obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct. Continue reading