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3 Reasons Proper Service of Legal Documents is Important

If you have a legal matter pending with the courts, you were probably told that you have to have proper service of process to the other individuals or companies in the case before your case can move forward. It is very important that you do not try to skip this step. A private process server can help you make sure that proper service of your legal documents is made to the appropriate individuals. Here’s why it is important.

Keep Things Moving Forward

The person that you have filed a lawsuit against must be given notice of the lawsuit and the court date so that they can defend themselves in the suit. If service of process isn’t made, the case cannot move forward. Your case will be continued each time you go to court and service has not been made. Eventually the court could throw out your case entirely.

Improper Service Consequences

If service of process is made improperly, it could be considered invalid service. Invalid service holds its own legal consequences. If the process server engaged in a gutter serve, throwing away the papers and claiming service, they could be held legally responsible for the issue and your case may still move forward with proper service. However, it is just as likely that your case could be dismissed, especially if the judge feels that you should have known improper service was made.

Protect Your Case

In any event, your case cannot move forward until the other parties to the case are notified of the suit and the court date. If service of process is not made properly or at all, it could be detrimental to your case. Your case could be delayed, eating up the statute of limitations on the matter and potentially costing you your ability to receive compensation. Your case could also be dismissed by the courts entirely if service is not made.

If you have a legal matter and need to have someone served, it is important that you hire a private process server who is experienced and knowledgeable so that they can provide proper service. Contact us today for more information or to get started.