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What to Look for in a Process Server

So you have a civil matter in the courts and need to notify the parties of the case and court date. This is usually the point of service of process. Courts require proof that parties have been served legal papers so that they have a fair chance to defend themselves, as is required by the U.S. Constitution. While you could use the sheriff’s department to serve your papers, you’ll likely have better luck with a process server. Still, finding a reputable process server is important. Here’s what to look for.

Online Representation

Almost every company in the world, big or small, has an online presence in some way. Even if they don’t have a website, you can find a lot of information about most companies. The company doesn’t have to develop a Facebook, Google My Business, or Yelp profile to receive reviews and ratings. Facebook, Google, and Yelp pull in information about companies from public sources, then allow the company to claim the page and provide accurate information. 

Check over the reviews in these three locations, as well as the Better Business Bureau. This will give you a good idea of whether or not the company is trustworthy.

Experience and Know-How

Of course, you want your process server to be experienced and knowledgeable in their job. There are a lot of rules that process servers have to follow. It is important to get a process server with experience and training so that there are no hitches in your case. Inaccurate service of process can get your case dismissed out of hand.

Registered with the Courts

You may not be aware, but private process servers have to be approved and registered with the courts. They must meet certain qualifications as well as display knowledge of the laws regarding service of process. They also must post a bond. If a process server has not done this, it is illegal for them to serve your papers and your case could be dismissed.

As you can see, it is very important to get accurate service of process. Contact our experienced and knowledgeable process servers today.