If you have ever had a court case requiring service, you may find yourself wondering how a process server gets the job done. Lawsuits, evictions, divorces, child custody cases, and other types of court cases require that the responding party be served with notice of the proceedings. It is helpful to understand how a process server does their job when looking for a private process server for your case.
Finding the Individual
When you hire a private process server, they will ask you about the individual to be served. Any information you can provide to the process server, such as place of residence or employment, can be helpful. If you know exactly when and where the individual can be found, this can make service very fast. However, you may not always know when and where someone can be found.
The first job of a process server in that case is to find the individual. A good process server has many tools at their disposal to track down people that need to be served. They may use a skip trace, online tools, or social media to find the individual. Continue reading
If you are a landlord with only one or two properties and are new to the process, going through an eviction can be confusing. Every eviction starts with a notice of eviction to the tenant. If they do not comply, you have to follow up with filing with the courts and serving them with eviction papers. Here are the things you need to know to make sure you are operating within the law.
There are two types of eviction notices that you can submit in Florida. You can submit a 3-day eviction notice for failure to pay rent. You can also serve a 7-day eviction notice for failure to comply with the terms of the lease, such as having unauthorized persons or pets on premises. This initial eviction notice does not have to be filed with the courts, but it does need to be presented to the tenant.
You can serve the eviction notice to the tenant directly, leave it with another adult on the premises, or affix it to the door. The method of service must be noted. While you do not necessarily need a private process server for this initial eviction notice, it is a good idea to hire one. If the tenant tries to say later that they never received the notice, it is important to have a third-party certification that it was served.
If the tenant doesn’t comply with the eviction notice, you then have to file a complaint with the courts to try to get them removed from the property. These filed eviction papers also have to be served to the tenant. These papers must be served directly to the individual on the lease. A private process server in Sarasota can handle the service for you effectively. Proper service is required so the tenant has a chance to submit an answer for a court hearing.
If you are a landlord and need help with the eviction process, a professional and experienced process server in Sarasota can help. Contact us today for more information.
As a landlord or property manager, you know that tenants don’t always live up to the terms of their lease agreements. Some fail to pay rent on time while others ignore pet or noise policies and hope they won’t get caught. Since you want to maintain tenants that are reliable and trustworthy, you have the power and ability to evict tenants who have broken their lease agreements and have not resolved the problem after a warning period.
Florida’s Three Day Rule
Laws vary by state, but Florida’s law is clear: landlords can utilize a three day notice method that provides tenants with three days to resolve the problem or move out. This is a legal and valid action that most landlords utilize to approach nonpayment of rent. If a tenant has not made a payment for past due rent, a landlord can have a three day notice delivered using the following wording: Continue reading
Your law firm or collection company has a legal obligation to properly notify defendants that they are involved in a court case, but this is often easier said than done. Without this service of process, a lawsuit risks being dismissed. Sheriffs and private process servers are the only professionals capable of serving process in a legally recognized way, but which is the better choice? Hiring a reliable and registered process server is the best decision for many reasons.
The sheriff’s office juggles numerous priorities and responsibilities in addition to the job of process server. This often causes legal papers to be delivered days or weeks late, and such delays can significantly interfere with lawsuits. Since process servers are strictly dedicated to service of process, your most important papers will be delivered with far more efficiency. Continue reading
Native Americans lived and thrived in North America long before European explorers discovered “The New World,” but nonetheless, their lives were forever changed as the 13 colonies were founded and American colonists competed for land and resources with long-established tribes. The 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries witnessed extreme conflicts between the emerging American population and the Native American tribes. Unfortunately, more often than not, most tribes eventually had no choice but to conform to the U.S government, concede their tribal lands, and live on strange reservations in near-poverty. Continue reading
Process servers play an incredibly important yet often underappreciated job within our country’s legal system. It is a law in all fifty states that a defendant involved in any lawsuit receive proper notice of the impending case, and it is largely the responsibility of process servers to deliver such notices in a legally recognized manner. This means that process servers are very often the people who deliver bad, stressful, and unwanted news to countless Americans. Some recipients react with fear, others with desperation, and still some with violence and anger. This places process servers on the front lines of the law, face to face with people who often react in dangerous and unpredictable ways. Continue reading