Did you know that skip tracing is for more than just finding cars to repo? Skip tracing actually refers to the many different methods that can be used to track people down. There are a lot of reasons that skip tracing might be required, and having a process server with these skills as a partner could be just what you need to get your law practice running smoothly. Here are some of the most common ways that skip tracing can help your law firm.
Find missing witnesses
Often a case will be hinged on one or two key witnesses. While physical evidence is always best, getting eye witness accounts can be of assistance. In addition, you may need to have witnesses verify information relating to a civil or criminal case in order for it to be considered evidence. Continue reading
If you are having trouble getting papers served in your case, you might be starting to wonder if you have any alternative means of moving forward with a court hearing. There are some alternatives to service when it is deemed impossible or reasonably too difficult to require. But before these alternatives can be explored, there has to be a reasonable attempt to serve the papers according to law.
But what is a reasonable attempt? How many attempts must be made before giving up? Here’s what you need to know.
How many attempts to serve papers are required?
There is no set rule or law that governs how many attempts equals a reasonable effort at service of process. However, the average number of attempts needed for success is three, so you will likely need at least that many complete attempts before going to the judge with a request for alternative service. The judge could still require additional attempts. Continue reading
If you have recently filed a civil lawsuit, you have likely run into the problem of needing to get legal papers served to the other parties to the case. You can hire a private process server to handle this task for you, but you must use a registered and trustworthy process server if you want your case to be successful. Here’s why you need the most trustworthy person delivering your legal papers.
Accurate Service of Process
If your papers aren’t served appropriately, it could delay or derail your case. Your process server should be experienced and well-trained so that they can serve papers accurately. An untrustworthy process server might try to cut corners, putting your case in jeopardy. Continue reading