Things To Consider When Hiring a Process Server

If you are facing a day in court or have essential legal documents that must be presented to another party, a process server can be an invaluable asset. While a Google search will offer you a ton of local options, it’s essential that you take a few things into consideration before handing over your documents and signing on the dotted line.

Verify Credentials

Take your Google search to the next level, and check out potential process servers to confirm that their credentials meet the state requirement levels. Process servers must follow specific procedures and protocol to ensure your ‘delivery’ is valid within the court of law. These regulations vary from state to state, to quickly verify their credentials online at the National Association of Professional Process Servers.

How Satisfied are Previous Customers?

As with hiring any contract professional, you must investigate the process server’s efficacy and customer satisfaction levels. Years of experience aren’t always equivalent to success rates, so take a little time to look at online reviews in addition to checking out their standing with the Better Business Bureau.

How Lighter Will Your Wallet Be?

Obviously, the less time your process server has to spend searching for the second party the lower the final cost will be. Dig deep into your memory bank, and utilize all of the most recent information you have about the person being served. Even the smallest detail can assist in serving your papers quicker and will reduce the overall costs associated with the process. If the person being served resides outside the local vicinity, expect to pay more. Expect heightened costs if your target is likely to be resistant due to other pending legal issues.

Updates and Notifications

The most important aspect of hiring a process server is knowing that the job has been completed. Ensure that your prospect is on the cusp of technology and that they’ll notify you promptly upon encountering any delivery complications and/or job completion via e-mail or phone call.

Remember, regardless of whom you hire, get your contract in writing.

For more information about a process server, contact Same Day Process Service for all of your process servicing needs.

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