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When you submit your case, we begin work on it by entering it in our database. We then get it to our process server who prints it out and initiates plans for service. Because this work begins immediately, our fees are non-refundable. The fee is per address for a single servee.
Your payment is for due diligence. That means we do what is reasonable to be successful based on the information you have given us. No legitimate process server can guarantee service.
They can only conduct due diligence. But we would not have been in business since 1994, if we weren't getting the job done.
Our local process servers are on call to serve your court documents. Our local process servers save you money and provide better quality service.
If there is a location you need a Process Server
and we do not have someone already in place there, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find and vet a local server for you.
We are truly a one stop shop for process servers across America.
Process servers are used in a variety of tasks such as serving summonses, subpoenas, mechanics liens, and notices, as well as sometimes document retrieval, when available. The main job of a process serving company is to serve legal documents to a defendant, a witness, records custodian, or other interested party in a court case.
After serving any legal documents, process servers must provide the client with an affidavit to be filed by the client with their court to prove the service of process was completed. States vary as to whether the service of process must be notarized.
Process servers are legally required to serve papers in the correct manner laid out by the state where the legal documents originated. Process serving laws vary by state, so each individual process server should be advised by his out of state client if there are any particular laws to be followed exclusive to the state of origin.
Florida documents require certain notations on the service document to be made by the process server when effectuating service. Most states allow process to be served seven days a week except, most notably, Florida, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. They do not allow Sunday service.
If there are any laws specific to your state, let your process server know in writing prior to the service of process.
it is simple to hire a local process server. Action Legal Process has process servers in several locations. Nearly all are process servers who have been trained by our owner Ron Rugen. Where we do not have a process server, we can vet process servers nearby to save you the trouble, by being a one stop process service for you.
Our process serving company has reliability, diligence, tenacity and experience. We are dedicated to getting the service or process done, while being creative but, most importantly, within the law.
Action Legal Process is in its fourth decade of providing reliable process across the country. Each of our process servers have an app on the smartphone to give you prompt notification of every service attempt by email. You can also check the status of your process service 24/7 on our secure website or by downloading our app on the Apple Store or Google Play. All of this is available to you whether you have one process service or one hundred process service.
Contact Action Legal Process today and let us be your process server!
Are you looking to become a process server? We can train you so prior process service experience is not important. What is important is being able to work a smart phone and, most importantly, treating people with dignity and respect while getting the process service job done. Contact Action Legal Process for more information. Typically, we only hire within the major metro areas due to volume.
If you're not pleased with our diligence, feel free to contact me. I provide my servers with my 26 years experience as a process server and 5 years as a debt collector plaintiff . - Ron Rugen, owner
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why Should I Hire a Process Server?
Typically, a process server is more tenacious than law enforcement in atempting a service of process. A process server will attempt a serve when they are more likely to be successful rather than when they may be in the neighborhood. Further, a process server will likely attempt different day parts and various days of the week in order to ensure success.
Having said that, successful service is not guaranteed. See below under "What is Due Diligence?"
What are the Responsibilities of a Process Server?
A process server is required to serve various legal documents to a party in a lawsuit. They do not deliver, they serve. This includes summonses, subpoenas to third parties to testify in court or produce documents, formal complaints, and writs.
A process server can help you locate a defendant to provide service of process, but that is an additional fee. Most states require process servers to be of a certain age and have no interest in the case.
A process server cannot and should not provide legal advice. If you are representing yourself, it is up to you to research legal questions on your own. However, it is advisable that you get legal counsel to represent you instead.
What is Due Diligence?
No process server can guarantee service will be successful. All a professional process server can affirm ist hat due diligence will be conducted for a certain number of attempts the client pays.
Due diligence is an earnest effort to try to have successful service; different times of day, different days of the week.
Depending on the circumstance, the process server may knock on a neighbor's door if they do not get an answer at the address they are attempting to service. The process server may make note of license plates, current landscaping, a large volume of mail sticking out of the box, dogs barking in the house, etc.
Do I Want Routine Service, Rush Service or Priority Service?
Different people define these terms in various ways. The best thing to do when you ask for a price quote is to immediately inform the process serving company representative if you need it done same day, tomorrow, in two days or if it is routine service. Routine service can be one week or more. In other words, be specific as to what your deadline is. State the date rather than use a term such as routine or priority.
You will most likely pay more if you need the serve expedited or if you need the server at a location attempting service at a specific date and time.
How Much Does a Process Server Cost?
If you are a law firm with bulk serves on an ongoing basis, you are likely to get a volume discount. If this is a one time need or you have fewer than ten a month, you could expect to pay $75 and up. There will be additional fees for time and mileage if there is not a server near the service address.
You will also pay an additional fee if you want the process server to skip trace or locate an address for the person or business served. This averages $99 and up.
What is an Affidavit of Service or Return of Service?
Upon completion, the process serving company will provide you with a Proof of Service. Whether this be a notarized affidavit for a summons (an affidavit of service), or a return of service acknowledging the serve or non-serve of the party. Typically, subpoenas do not requirea notarized affidavit and a return signed by the process server is sufficient.