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What Happens If I Avoid a Process Server

You’ve heard that someone plans to sue you, or you know your spouse recently filed for divorce. In both of these situations, you’ll need to be served with official legal paperwork for the court proceedings to move forward. “I’ll just avoid the process server,” you think. “Problem solved!” FALSE While…

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4 Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder

Running a law firm is a lot of work. Not only do you have to juggle your own caseload, but you have to make sure you’re marketing your firm to bring in more clients, manage your employees, handle payroll and accounting, and make sure everyone in the office has enough…

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Skip tracing – What is it?

Skip tracing is, quite simply, tracking down people. Whether a person has changed his or her name, moved to a different state, or just doesn’t answer any letters or phone calls, skip tracing services can help track down these hard-to-find individuals. Large amounts of information about an individual is gathered,…

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Serving Papers Safely

While the dangers of serving papers are nothing new to process servers, we’ve found that sometimes our clients don’t realize the risks and legal hassles that can result from sending an untrained process server into an emotionally charged situation. There are a few steps both clients and process servers can…

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Is Your Witness or Defendant Incarcerated?

Serving legal documents to an individual in prison has its challenges. There are several factors that dictate the process, including whether the witness or defendant is in federal or state prison, the level of security and custody level, and the process of the prison housing the individual. Federal Prisons There…

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Updates to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Just before the new year a handful of changes were made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, many of which directly affect process servers. Amendments were made to Rule 4, 16, and 26, changing the maximum days for service to be completed and removing some restrictions on serving discovery…

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