Frequently Asked Questions
In most states, you are required by law to hire a process server to notify all parties involved with a case that they are facing a legal action in a court of law or administrative court. These documents are required by law to be delivered by someone who is not a party in the case and who has the authority to deliver them. Service of Process is an important part of Due Process and should be handled by a professional so that you know everything has been done to the letter of the law.
We are efficient, professional, experienced, and committed to ongoing communication with our clients. We know how important your case is and we make sure to document every step of the process.
We serve a wide range of legal documents including medical subpoenas, writs, affidavits, foreclosure papers, court summons, and many more legal documents. For more information on what types of documents we handle, please contact us.
A Summons is an official notice of a lawsuit that is given to the person being sued. You have a legal obligation to notify them about a potential legal action, which is why you should use a professional process server to serve the summons and document such service.
At Absolute Services, we can serve summons for:
- Family Law
- Small Claims
- County Summons
- Civil Summons
- Criminal Summons
- Summons and Complaint
A subpoena is a legal document that commands a person or entity to testify as a witness at a specified time and place (at a deposition, trial, or other hearing), and/or to produce documents or other tangible objects in a legal proceeding. Subpoenas are time-sensitive and have court-imposed deadlines. These are required to be served and to have proof of service, which is why you should hire a professional server to handle these important legal documents.
We can handle a wide variety of subpoenas, including:
- Medical Subpoenas
- Criminal Subpoenas
- Civil Subpoenas
- Deposition Subpoenas
- Witness Subpoenas
- Subpoenas to Testify
- Subpoenas Duces
The cost of service of process depends on multiple factors, including the distance traveled, time necessary to find the recipient, as well as how many attempts must be made to locate and serve the person. We make every effort to be efficient with our time because we are mindful of our clients’ deadlines and budgets.
Each state has its own set of laws governing the handling of legal matters. Our experienced team knows every aspect of the service of process law, which gives you peace of mind that service is being done right and to the letter of the law. In general, defendants can be served at their place of business, residence, or any other public setting.
You can hand them over to us directly, email them to us, or use our online system to upload your legal documents and track the service of process. Our client portal allows you to keep tabs on every aspect of the process.
We are committed to being as efficient as possible in locating defendants and serving them within a reasonable timeframe. Our client portal provides time stamps and GPS data of every service attempt, keeping you updated at all times.
Yes, all of our process servers are fully licensed.
Our office will inform you by email when the documents have been delivered. They’re also responsible for providing a court-mandated affidavit stating that they’ve completed their duties. As a redundancy, our client portal provides legal proof of service of process.
Depending on the laws in the state where service of process happens, the recipient isn’t necessarily required to officially accept the papers for them to be considered legally served. Even if the person refuses to accept the papers and the process server leaves them on the doorstep, the papers are considered legally served and it’s the recipient’s responsibility to comply with the request.
You’ll need to hire a process server in the area where the papers will be served and filed. Each county has specific legal stipulations for service of process which is why it’s good to hire a professional firm who is familiar with all the regulations.