It does occasionally happen that a process server doesn’t have accurate information for someone that needs to be served. People move to new cities or states, change jobs, get married, or engage in any number of life events that can make their contact information obsolete. When this happens, process servers have many avenues to take to try to find the person who needs to be served.
Process servers will always start with the information they have been given. If someone can’t be found by those means, the process server can use other tools to locate them. They can search public records like arrests and ongoing court cases, marriage licenses, deeds and titles, and others. These public records are available to everyone, but they are not easy to navigate without special tools that process servers use. Continue reading
There are many challenges that process servers face in the course of duty. The process server you hire should understand these challenges and have tools and resources to overcome them. Here are some of the most common challenges that process servers face and how they cope.
One of the most common challenges that process servers face is trying to serve someone who has seemed to have disappeared. Whether the disappearing act was intentional or not, it makes for extra work for the process server. They can overcome this challenge with skip tracing and other resources for finding missing individuals. Continue reading
Do you have a legal matter that involves someone who is avoiding being found for the case to move forward? If so, you may be wondering what the consequences are for avoiding a process server in Florida. In actuality, there are no criminal charges that will be filed for avoiding a process server. However, there can be legal ramifications. Here is what will happen if someone avoids a process server.
Service Can Happen Anywhere
The first thing to understand in these situations is that a process server can serve papers to an individual wherever they may be found. This means that even if the individual to be served avoids answering the door when the process server arrives at their place of residence, they can still be served elsewhere. Continue reading
There are many instances in which you might not be able to have someone served at home. Whether you are filing a case against a company or its representative, or you are filing a case against someone for whom you do not have a valid address of residence, sometimes other locations for service of process must be considered. Here’s what you need to know about serving process at work.
Is It Allowed?
In short, it is allowed by law and the rules that regulate process servers for them to serve anyone at their place of employment. Process servers do not have to get permission to serve papers at a place of employment. They can do so at any time that the business is open. Continue reading
Sometimes when you need papers to be served, the individual cannot be found at home. Whether the person has moved and you don’t have a current address, or if they are avoiding service by not being at home or answering the door, it might become necessary to serve the papers somewhere else at another time. The obvious place to find someone is at their place of employment. But can someone be served at work?
Rules about Serving Papers
There are few hard rules about where papers can and cannot be served. Papers can be served almost anywhere that the individual to be served can be found. This means that you can even have someone served while they are at a regularly scheduled meeting or event. It also means that legally, at least, you can serve papers to someone at their place of employment, but it isn’t quite so cut and dry. Continue reading