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The Top 3 Reasons to Use Skip Tracing

If you’re looking for a witness, defendant, or another person of interest, skip tracing is how you find them. Usually used by process servers, bounty hunters, and more, there are many skip tracing methods. Skip tracing is an effective way to locate witnesses or defendants. Here are a few reasons why: It’s efficient Trying to… Read more »

Process Server vs. Sheriff: Which is Best?

There are two ways to serve process. One is through a private process server; the other is through a sheriff. While relying on the sheriff’s department to serve your papers can be cheap, there are reasons why most people rely on a private process server. Not only is it quicker, but you receive better and… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions About Process Service

Process service is a commonly used procedure in the legal and real estate fields. However, many people don’t understand what process service is and how it works. Here we answer the most frequently asked questions regarding process service in order to help you better understand this crucial service. What kinds of documents are delivered by… Read more »

What is a Court Researcher?

Legal cases are more than just a one-person job. They require long hours of researching past court cases, legal precedents, relevant documents, and the like. It is impossible for one person, or one team, to do it all themselves. That’s why many hire a court researcher to help. Read on to learn more. What is… Read more »

Using the UIDDA to Serve Out-of-State Subpoenas

In a previous blog post, we discussed the intricacies of serving subpoenas across countries, but what about across state lines? In years past, serving an out-of-state subpoena was complex and time-consuming. However, after the passage of the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (UIDDA) in 2007, the process became much simpler. Read on to learn… Read more »

Understanding Your Affidavit of Service

An Affidavit of Service—also known as a Proof of Service or Declaration of Service—is a vital legal document for serving process. If you have hired a process server to track down a defendant, then you will be given an Affidavit of Service once their services are completed. Here is everything you need to know in… Read more »

How to Serve Process with an Incorrect Address

Having a correct address is crucial in order to properly serve process. However, there may be an instance where the address on file is outdated or completely incorrect. In these cases, process servers must turn to other means to track down the individual.  Why an address may be incorrect  There are a number of reasons… Read more »

Understanding the Hague Service Convention

The world has gotten smaller. It is now easier than ever to talk and conduct business with people who live on the other side of the globe. While global interaction has greatly benefitted our lives and our economy, it also means that litigation is now increasingly crossing international borders.   When serving process to individuals… Read more »

When Do I Need a Process Server?

Process servers are an essential part of our justice system, but not everyone understands what process servers do and when they might need one. Process service is more than just delivering documents—it’s about ensuring notice and due process under the law.    5th Amendment The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution states that no… Read more »

Can I Ignore a Subpoena?

Some people think they’ve been unjustly subpoenaed, while others believe that if they ignore their responsibilities, then they will go away on their own. It may be in the best interest of the subpoenaed party to not ignore a subpoena and take it seriously. Here’s why: What is a subpoena?  A subpoena is a document… Read more »