Process serving might not be an occupation you hear about often, but if you have watched any episode of any courtroom drama, then you have probably seen one in action. A process server is someone who serves legal documents to defendants involved in court cases, as well as retrieves and files court documents. Historically, county sheriffs would be the ones to hand-deliver these documents, such as subpoenas and warrants. As cities grew, county sheriffs needed to focus their time serving their jurisdictions, and so a dedicated position to handle these tasks was formed.
Hiring a private process server is actually more beneficial to you than using a sheriff’s department. A professional service generally offers a greater breadth of knowledge, will get things done quickly, and offer a more pleasant experience overall.
In general, private process servers are completely focused on providing these services. As states have varying laws and policies in place regarding when, where, and how people can be served, it is best to hire someone who has the experience and knowledge of laws in this field. In a number of states, servers are actually required to obtain a process server license. This means they have been through a certain amount of training and education.
Time is of the essence when it comes to legal matters. It is important for lawyers and paralegals to know that documents will be delivered in a timely manner. It has been reported that professional process servers do provide faster service than the sheriff’s department. Since the department is responsible for much more than handling legal documents, the turnaround could be quite a bit longer.
The Customer Service
Customer service is a high priority to professional process servers. In order to build a good reputation, service must be exceptional. It is crucial that they grow and maintain good relationships with the lawyers, paralegals, and legal assistants in their area. As this is their sole focus and primary means of income, they rely on the recommendations of their clients to continue to grow their business.
If you’re looking for a professional process server in the Upstate South Carolina area, contact Anderson County Process Server today.
When you hire a process server to deliver your legal documents, you have every right to expect professionalism and reliability, as well as effective communication to keep you updated on the status of the assignment. We understand your expectations, and we strive to exceed them each and every time we work with you.
Whether you collaborate with us on one assignment or you have thousands of documents for us to serve, you’ll find that we complete the job diligently and quickly. Our process servers are highly experienced and operate under the highest of professional and ethical standards. They handle each unique case with success in mind because getting the job done correctly the first time is better for you and better for the person receiving the documents.
Contact us today and one of our professional process servers will gladly answer any questions you have. (864) 617-9929
Our legal support services extend beyond service of process, and are all backed by the same attention to detail. Our full line-up of services include:
Fast, reliable and effective service of process carried out by experienced process servers.
Speedy research, retrieval and delivery of the documents you need.
Timely preparation, review and filing of your documents complete with confirmations and status updates.
Professional Notary Services available 24-hours a day. Convenient, accurate notary services to ensure that your important documents are legally binding.
Process Serving Info
If you have a question about service of process, chances are that many people have asked the same question before you. Here are answers to some of the questions we hear often:
What is service of process?
According to United States legal procedure, all parties must be notified if they are facing legal action against them in a court of law. Notification (called service of process) is accomplished through delivery of documents describing the legal action, and those documents include subpoenas, complaints, summonses, writs, and order to show cause.
What does a professional process server do?
A process server is responsible for delivering legal documents to the parties involved in court proceedings. Some states require process servers to be licensed or registered, and all process servers must adhere to all state regulations governing legal service of process.
Process servers typically locate the individual named on the document, travel to that person to deliver the documents, verify the person’s identity before handing over the papers, and then provide their client with a signed proof of service. This proof of service – also called the affidavit of service – details the time, date and location of the service of process, and the subject’s name. It is the document you can present in court to verify that successful service of process occurred.
Why do I need a process server?
Service of process must be carried out by a professional who understands the state laws, is well-versed on best practices and is licensed if required in that state. Any failure to follow legal procedures can result in legal issues for other parties in the court case, which is why you should leave service of process to a professional. An experienced and knowledgeable process server will do everything by the book and make it easy to demonstrate that you fairly notified the other parties of impending legal action.
We’re always available to answer your questions, so please contact us if you need more information about service of process.