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2 Family Court Cases That Require Process Service

In family court, there are times when you must give legal notice to the other parties involved that you are filing paperwork in a court order involving them in some way.  Everyone has the legal right to be notified and that is where process servers come in. Court can always lead to uncomfortable confrontations and…

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Why You Need to Serve Papers in Small Claims Court

Small claims court is a place for people to have their civil cases heard.  It varies by jurisdiction but small claims generally cannot exceed a certain amount, does not involve a jury trial, and all decisions are final and binding so there are no appeals.  The types of claims can include money debts, personal injury,…

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Delivering Divorce Papers the Right Way

Divorce is difficult, and most people want the process over with as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there are rules to the filing and serving of divorce papers. If you are not familiar with the rules for filing in your state, then it is best to contact a divorce attorney to gain clarity. However, if you…

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5 Advantages of Hiring a Process Server

Do you need to serve legal papers to a spouse, business partner or another party? Have you considered hiring a professional service to make the delivery easier on you? There are at least five benefits to hiring a process server to deliver papers. 1. Expertise Process servers need to understand local and federal laws to…

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Serving Legal Papers Effectively: What Not to Do

When you enter an action or a motion in court, it’s your burden of proof to show that you served the other party with notice of the hearing date. If you have to serve someone with legal papers, there are a few common pitfalls that you need to avoid. Here are some faulty approaches to…

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Preparing to Serve Someone with Legal Papers

When you’re bringing a legal action against someone, filing a motion for an open matter, or responding to a motion, you have to put careful consideration into how you serve that party with documents. Ineffective service could cause you a serious setback or result in a judgment in favor of the opposing party. You Need…

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Why You Need to Get Professional Help to Serve Legal Notices in a Child Custody Matter

Proper service of notices, motions, and answers in legal actions are an extremely important part of the legal process, and it’s critical that legal documents are served in accordance with all applicable regulations in order for them to have binding effect. Serving proper legal notice is particularly important in family law matters and child custody…

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5 Reasons to Use a Process Server

Initiating a legal action or sending a legal notice can seem like a stressful undertaking. One way to reduce stress and ensure proper service is to use a professional process server. Here are 5 of important reasons to enlist professional help with serving legal documents. 1. Avoid Conflict Litigation can be contentious. It’s preferable to…

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What Happens After You Are Served Papers?

“You’ve been served!” is a line from many popular movies you may have seen. A plot point featuring papers being served might involve an estranged couple fighting for child custody or a narcissistic business owner getting the justice he deserves. However, in real life, being served papers is not always fit for primetime TV. So…

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Can You Refuse To Accept Served Papers?

You’re being served legal documents. In the heat of the moment, you might feel confused, frustrated, or angry. You might even want to walk away. Is it legal, though, to do just that? Can someone reject being served papers? Read on for a quick overview of what might happen in three different scenarios in which…

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