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 However, there may be an instance where the address on file is outdated or completely incorrect.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 »

The Importance of Due Diligence for Process Service

Due diligence is vital when performing process service. Process servers perform an important role in protecting and ensuring the due process rights of litigants. Read on to learn more: What is due diligence? Due diligence represents the efforts made by a process server when attempting to serve process. Generally speaking, in New York, a process… Read more »

How COVID-19 Is Impacting NYC Courts

COVID-19 has impacted every area of our lives, and that includes the state and federal court systems here in New York City. For individuals who are currently dealing with court cases—whether they be jurors, defendants, or plaintiffs—the fate of your case may seem uncertain. While news is changing every day, we have put together a… Read more »

Understanding the Traveling/Mobile Notary Public Service

Whether it be a legal case or a real estate transaction, you will likely have a document notarized at some point. While you’ve likely heard of a notary agent, you may not have heard of a traveling notary public, also known as a traveling/mobile notary. These types of notaries perform the same services as notary… Read more »

The Different Types of Real Estate Deeds Explained

A deed (also known as a real estate deed, a property deed, or a title deed) is a legal document that transfers ownership of a specific property from one person or party to another. However, the information that you can find on that deed can vary depending on the state in which the property resides… Read more »

A Brief Introduction to Electronic Discovery

If you’re involved in a lawsuit, legal investigation or audit, you might find yourself lost in the legalese terms you hear in the process. While these things seem like second nature to an attorney, they can easily be misconstrued by someone without a legal background. Electronic discovery is one of those terms that sounds relatively… Read more »