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Common Questions & Answers

This area of the website will hopefully provide you with some of answers to the most commonly asked questions people like you ask about service of process and process servers generally such as;

  • What is service of process?
  • Why do I need a process server?
  • How much does it cost to hire a process server?

Please look at the most frequently asked questions, below, and contact us should you need to hire a process server.

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  • What is Service of Process? +

    The Florida legal procedure requires that each party in a case should be notified if actions are taken against them in a court of law. Process serving is an important aspect of the Due Process of Law.

    People are notified of actions against them or court procedures involving them through the delivery of legal documents such as summons, complaints, subpoenas, order to show cause, and writs.

    One type of service is called “substituted service”. This legal process of service is when the documents are left with an adult resident of the named party at the target’s home, or with a management level employee at their place of business. There are also circumstances when posting in a prominent place (followed up by a certified mail copy) is an accepted method of service.

  • Who can serve papers? +

    When service of process was first instituted, it was performed by sheriffs or deputies, and agents of the court. This became a burden on law enforcement, so the legislation was changed. Now, in Florida, any US citizen that is not a party to the case, over the age of 18, and residing in the state where the matter is to be tried can serve papers.

    As per Florida Statue, all process servers at Treasure Coast Process Servers are licensed, registered with the county and have posted a surety bond.

  • What Does a Legal Process Server Do? +

    Our process servers deliver (serves) legal documents to the defendant or individual listed on the legal document being served. Once the documents are delivered, an Affidavit of Service, also called a Proof of Service, is notarized and given to the party who requested the service.
  • How Will I Be Kept Up-to-Date On My Service of Process? +

    We use Process Servers Tool Box (PST) to manage our services of process. This industry standard application allows process servers and their clients to collaborate from any internet connection. Our process servers have IPST on their cell phones and can notify you automatically via the Web with an Automatic Email Notification when the status on your job changes or is finished. You will always have up to the minute status of your work in progress.
  • How Much Does it Cost to Get Papers Served? +

    Our prices are competitive. We will be happy to give you a quote that outlines our services over the phone or by email. Contact us for more information.
  • How Many Attempts Do I Get At The Quoted Price? +

    Generally, we will make five attempts on your paper: one attempt on Saturday, and four attempts made weekdays one before 8:00 am and one after 7:00 pm. However, our customers set the standards for us. We go above and beyond in all cases to serve your legal documents.
  • Can Papers Be e-Mailed or Mailed? +

    In many cases you will be able to email a scanned copy of your papers to us. Any papers 20-pages or less is included in the price. However, if your paper is over 20-pages, we charge 10-cents per page for printing.
  • How Long Does it Take to Get Papers Served? +

    Our turn-around-time varies depending on your requirements. This is something that is determined by you, quicker service leads to a higher cost:
    • * Same Day Service
    • * Rush Service (first attempt usually within 1 day)
    • * Routine Service (first attempt with 2-4 days)
  • Where Can Defendants Be Served? +

    This is another reason why you need Treasure Coast Process Servers, we know the law. In Florida, you can serve someone in their home, place of business, or at a predetermined location. However, in Florida service of process cannot be served on Sundays. However, they can be served in a court of law.
  • Does Treasure Coast Process Servers Do More Than Process Serving? +

    We offer a full range of legal support service including Courier Service, Court Filings, Document Retrieval and Mobile Notary Services, and Surveillance. Call us today to speak with one of our professional staff members.
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