At Associated Services our process servers are trained and supervised on how to handle difficult service of process. We handle every case differently to guarantee the quality of service and ultimately that your case will not be rejected on the grounds of a bad service of process or incorrectly executed affidavits of service.
When a plaintiff brings a lawsuit against a defendant, the law requires the defendant to be served a notice of the court. Prior to sending out a process service in the field, Associated Services gathers information pertaining to the case from the client (attorney, law firm or paralegal). This information helps us decide on the best way to approach and serve the defendant or the person to be served. Based on the details of the case and the time frame for service, we instruct our process servers in order to maximize the chance for personally serving the defendant.
Once the legal paperwork is in the field, our process servers perform due diligence on their first attempt. The servers must document that they have tried every available means to locate the defendant, and any other means of notification can only be utilized as a last resort. Professional process servers are crucial to have here, since they will know how to demonstrate to the court that they have attempted to do their job the best they could
After every reasonable option has been exhausted, certain legal cases will allow for the person to be served by “substitute service.” In this case, the process server leaves the court documents with a relative or a roommate at the defendant’s address. Substitute service is allowed only after the process server has verified and confirmed that the address given is indeed the defendant's address or usual place of abode.
In every legal case, it is always important to make sure your court documents are served correctly. Without proper process serving, your entire legal case could end up being rejected by the court, due to improper service of process or incorrectly executed affidavits of service. At Associated Services, we handle every service of process differently! We apply our knowledge and experience to guarantee that your process service will be done right the very first time! Call us today (315) 488-1698 to find out how we can help you!
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