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 However, there may be an instance where the address on file is outdated or completely incorrect.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

Excellence Initiative Is Reducing New York’s Court Backlog

New York state’s judiciary has struggled to combat a growing backlog of old court cases for years, but a recent effort lead by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore may finally be reversing that trend. In 2016, DiFiore launched her trademark Excellence Initiative, which calls for a “detailed and comprehensive evaluation of current court processes and procedures… Read more »

How Modern Process Servers are Leveraging Social Media

In some cases, people who expect to be served legal paperwork will try to postpone the action against them by avoiding the process server. These days, however, process servers can often use social media to find individuals who don’t want to be found. Here’s how: Analyze Profiles Many people’s social media profiles aren’t as private… Read more »