If someone is looking to sue you, divorce you, obtain child support or many other legal issues, they may be attempting to have the papers served on you. A process server can be hired to track you down and serve the papers on you in a legal manner. However, if you are aware that someone is looking to serve you, you may go out of your way to avoid the process server. You may think that you can avoid being sued if you cannot be served by a process server, but this is not true.
If you avoid a process server, it does make the process of suing you a bit more challenging for the person bringing legal action against you. But it does not mean that they cannot proceed. If the person trying to sue you can prove to the judge that they have made a reasonable attempt to serve you and have been unable to do so, a judge may give them a few other options to serve you.
If you are avoiding a process server, a judge may allow the papers to be left at your home or business with any competent person over the age of 18. A judge may also allow the summons to be mailed to your home or business address via certified mail. If either of these methods fail, the judge may allow the person looking to take legal action against you to post notices in local newspapers.
There is a myth that legal action cannot be taken against you if you avoid a process server. This is not true. It simply puts off the inevitable and drags it out a big longer. As such, you have nothing to gain by avoiding being served.
If you or someone you know needs more information on a process server, contact the team at Same Day Process Service today.