Some questions customers ask
“Service of Process” in Florida pertains to the service of initial or another process designated to acquire jurisdiction over an individual or property.” Secondary service” of process concerns the service of subsequent papers exchanged between the parties after service of initial process. These Best Practices relate to both Primary and Secondary service of process.
The best process of service should be in-person delivery by a person sanctioned by court rule or statute to deliver process on behalf of the named party. When service cannot be accomplished or completed, the next best ways of service are alternative methods approved by court rule or statute upon a presentation of the fact that service cannot be accomplished by in person delivering of papers. Alternate service might include service by mail, posting, publication and in some very isolated cases even by electronic means.
A process server doesn’t require to be licensed in all states. Numerous jurisdictions merely require an individual who is a disinterested party and above the age of 18.
A Private Process Server serves (delivers) legal documents such as, summons, complaints, subpoenas, orders, demands, warnings and other legal documents to a defendant, debtor, witness, or another entity implicated in a court case or judicial proceeding. The process server must serve the documents in accordance with relevant law.
This might mean giving the documents to the target personally or sub-serving a full time co-resident in the same home or to a legitimate and authorized person at a business.
In many states an individual, who executes service of process, is mandatory by law to be licensed or certified. If you are in one of these states, the answer is simply, definitely! In other state that do not require a Process Server to be licensed you should consider the fact that a process server is someone who’s knowledgeable in serving legal documents with efficiency and in conformity with standard ethics and laws.