Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Why do you need a Process Server

If you're involved in a court case and you want the case to go forward, eventually you are going to need a process server.

A process server is the person who delivers legal documents – writs, subpoenas, summaries, complaints or other court documents – to those individuals who are involved in the case. In some cases, these documents will be delivered to the defendant in the case; in other cases, these documents will be delivered to witnesses and others who are being called to testify in the case.

Not only does the process server deliver court documents to those individuals, but also he or she must hand the documents directly to the individual and have those documents signed for. The signature indicating that the documents were served will then be notarised and returned to the lawyer who requested that they be served.

Hiring a process server makes it easier for lawyers and court officials to know that documents have made it to the proper recipients.

A process server will be familiar with all of the rules and regulations associated with serving documents. A process server will know where a person can and cannot be served; similarly, he or she will understand that documents need to be served within a specified time frame.

As a result, you can be sure that documents will be served in a timely fashion. And, when your process server is also a private investigator, you can be sure that he or she is capable of locating individuals who are hard to find. Likewise, he or she will have established the skill of serving documents – ways of approaching defendants and witnesses so that they are less likely to avoid service.

As a result, when you hire a process server, you can feel confident that documents will be served on time. This will ensure that you are able to keep your case moving forward without delay – and to prevent delays that could take place because of evidence not being collected.
Each delay that occurs during a trial may result in increased Lawyer's fees, court fees, injunctions against the evidence or, worse yet, the dismissal of the case.

If you want to keep your court case moving forward as smoothly as possible, you'll want to hire a process server to ensure that documents reach their destination during an appropriate time frame. If you want to be sure that all of the recipients will be found and that all of the procedures for serving documents and subpoenas and more are followed correctly, you'll not just want a process server – you'll need one.

With a process server, you can be sure that any delays that take place over the course of the trial are not your responsibility; you can trust a process server to get the job done.