If you have legal documents that require service on the opposing party or a witness, you can choose from two options–have them served by the sheriff’s office or hire a private process server to handle the task.
You may be asking yourself, what is a private process server though?
Let’s Answer the Question.
A private process server is a similar term for a process server. – a professional who serves legal documents on individuals and businesses. Often, these legal documents are notifications that a court case has been initiated, but could also be a requirement or notification for someone to appear as a witness or to produce documents.
A law firm, attorney, or individual can choose to hire a private process server versus using the sheriff’s office, which is a part of local government. The vast majority of private process servers either operate their own process serving business, or work for a process serving business.
What Exactly Do Private Process Servers Do?
Private process servers work diligently to locate individuals or companies and get them served with the required legal papers–including subpoenas, summons, complaints or family law pleadings. Private process servers may also visit individuals at their homes or place of employment to serve these important papers. Prior to serving the legal papers, a process server verifies the person’s identity; thereby making sure the documents go to the correct person.
Why Should I Hire a Private Process Server?
Hiring a private process server means that you can rest easy knowing that you are in the hands of a professional whose number one priority is to serve legal papers and to do it correctly.
Hiring the local sheriff’s office may be less expensive than a private process server. However, the sheriff’s office must handle their law enforcement duties first. If you need legal documents served in an area with an understaffed sheriff’s office, your documents could sit on the back burner unserved for days or weeks. Private process servers can also advance witnesses fees which the sheriff’s office is unable to do.
Private process servers are distinct because they make serving legal documents their entire job and a high priority. A private process server’s entire business model is centered around making sure your legal documents get served correctly and on time. You can then rest assured knowing your important legal documents are not sitting, unserved, for an extended period of time.
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