The Must-Know Rules for Serving Processes on Holidays

The task of serving process involves many considerations that most people don’t consider. A server must be fair, firm, and respectful. They must think of their own safety while also making the individual they serve to feel calm. To effectively serve processes, a server must be as talented at research as they are working with people.

A consideration many trainings don’t prepare a server for is how to do your job on a holiday. Many servers have experienced altercations when delivering papers on holidays. Whether the holiday is Christmas or Memorial Day, many servers have vented their frustrations on social media. Let’s explore some of the issues here.

General Process Serving During Holidays

Many process servers feel that delivering processes during the holidays are bad for families. The people receiving the process should be able to have the time with their family before receiving the summons or other notifications. The servers often wish to use this time to spend with their loved ones as opposed to working.

When an attorney or other individual wishes a process to be served during a holiday, premium rates may be applied. This extra rate often encourages them to adjust the time frame of the process.

The emotional conflict that comes with serving processes during holidays is enough to encourage most servers to take the time off.

Exceptions to Consider

A significant exception most servers consider is in the case of a child being in an abusive or dangerous situation. Serving the process more quickly could help remove the child from their vulnerable position, so the server is ready to step up and do their part despite the holidays.

Another case when servers tend to hand out processes is when they try to make contact with a potential town skipper. The holiday draw may keep the individuals who most often attempt to evade a process with their families, making them more open to receiving a process.

The team of servers at Same Day Process is large enough to meet your needs. No matter when you need a process to be served, we are here to help you make contact with even the most evasive of individuals. Give us a call today at (844) 737-8331 to chat through how we can help you.

 

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