All civil legal cases, regardless of whether they’re for divorce, personal injury, or seeking monetary damages, begin with the same paperwork: a Summons and a Complaint.

Summons and Complaints are used in a variety of legal cases, including:

  • Divorce
  • Civil lawsuits
  • Personal injury lawsuits
  • Small claims cases
  • Landlord and tenant cases
  • Foreclosures
  • Business issues
  • Financial issues

The Complaint is the document that officially kicks off the start of the legal action. It lays out the basics of the case against the Defendant, which includes the essential facts of the case, why the case has been filed in that particular courthouse, and any damages or remedy the Plaintiff is asking for from the court.

When a Complaint is served on a Defendant, it is accompanied by a Summons.

This document notifies the Defendant and the court that the Complaint has been served on all relevant parties, and lists the date for the first court appearance in the suit. The Summons notifies the defendant of the court date, allowing them to respond to the Complaint and appear in court as part of their legal right to due process.

If the documents aren’t served correctly, it can cause problems for your case. Improper service may mean the case gets delayed, or even gets dismissed entirely.

How Torri’s Legal Services Helps in Serving Summonses & Complaints

The team at Torri’s Legal Services has decades of experience accurately and promptly serving legal papers nationally and internationally.

We adhere to the highest standards of ethics in the process serving industry, staying on top of all pertinent changes to the law. This means that we carefully follow all the important laws in both the jurisdiction where your case is filed and, if necessary, the jurisdiction where your papers are served.

If we are unable to find the person being served a Summons and Complaint, we can quickly perform a skip trace in an attempt to find a current address and contact information so your case proceeds smoothly.

Performing service across state lines and across national borders can be complex, and our team has years of experience doing just that. This allows you the peace of mind knowing your papers are getting served correctly without having to do all the legwork yourself.

Call Torri’s Legal Services for Your Summonses & Complaints

For more than 30 years, the team at Torri’s Legal Services has been committed to helping make our clients’ lives easier. Call today to get a quote!

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