Frequently Asked Questions About Process Serving
Answers to commonly asked process serving questions.
What Does A Process Server Do?
Process service is the delivery of court documents to defendants. This is a legal process for the clients bringing the action to get resolution to there complaint via the legal process.
The process server is an important piece of the justice system The process server must deliver (serve) the documents within all the rules of the jurisdiction where the document was filed.
A process server is a person of high integrity, tenacious, reliable and not a party to the action. Their job must be completed correctly 100% of the time.
Process serving professionals begin their day by mapping out their stops and reviewing the documents. Once they arrive at a target location they then must decide the best approach, based on the document they are serving and the history of the person being served. Being stealthy or bold and knocking on the door of a strange house, they have seconds to determine if the target is the person they are speaking with, or determine if they should switch gears and begin querying the subject at the door for additional information. Process servers must be skilled at keeping the questions and conversation going throughout the process.
While at at the door, where mere seconds have passed, they make the decision to serve the document based on the information provided to them by the client and the subject at the door, while bearing in mind the effects of their actions on the entire case.
After serving the document, process servers then must complete an affidavit of service detailing the events of the service to include the date, time, place and manner of service. In certain jurisdictions this affidavit of service must be signed before a notary. The affidavit must be either returned to the attorney or filed with the court.
A primary advantage of hiring Process Service of Wyoming, Inc. is our wide geographical area of coverage deploying trained process server professionals covering all Wyoming towns, locations, counties, and cities including Cheyenne, Casper, Gillette, Rock Springs, Rawlins, Douglas, Laramie, Sheridan, Jackson, Cody, Lander, Riverton, Powell, Evanston, Torrington and the Green River, Wyoming areas.
How much does a process service cost?
Our office standards are typically $85.00 for a routine service, and $115.00 for a rush. These are our standard fees. Rural areas may cost more due to travel time.
When should I hire a process server?
The best time to hire a process server is when you feel you have a dispute that needs to be heard in Court. A process server is hired when a debt or action has not been resolved between two or more parties. You may also need a Process Server for service of Contempt Citations, Summons, Subpoena’s, Writ of Garnishments, Evictions, Small claims matters as well. Colorado Rule 304 requires process servers to be over the age of 18 and not a party to the action.
Is it illegal to avoid being served?
No, it’s not illegal. However, it is not going to go away. Eventually, action will be taken. Avoiding service puts off the inevitable and drags the situation out longer. There is nothing to gain by evading process servers/service.
What happens if someone doesn’t answer the door to a process server? Nothing, no one has to open their door to anyone. We attempt it again, hoping to reach them.
How long does it take to serve someone?
Time on this may vary depending on the difficulty of the service. With 30 years of experience, we do our best to get service on the first attempt. The difficulty of the service may also vary depending on the type of service being made.
How many times will you try to serve someone?
Multiple times until we have confirmed that the subject does or does not live at the given address. We also accomplish by speaking with neighbors. Depending on the client’s requirements a process server can go back as many times as needed to make contact with the subject.
Can you locate someone who needs to be served?
Yes, we use a variety of skip tracing methods. Our team has a combined 20 plus years with skip tracing experience. With secure and reliable programs, we ensure the privacy of the defendant and require our staff to sign a confidentiality agreement.
Can you serve someone at work?
Yes, depending on the documents. However, the documents must be placed in an envelope and left with the manger or served personally. This may vary depending on the client’s requirements as well.