At Stewart Civil Process we work hard to ensure that your documents are served properly and efficiently. But what is civil process? Here are our 5 most frequently asked questions.
Sometimes finding a defendant goes beyond them possibly evading service. There are many times in which a skip trace is advised or requested in order to find current or more recent information on a defendant. A skip trace will produce various records of those who have the same or similar name, so identifying numbers such as a social security number or birthday helps when narrowing down results.
Only five of the fifty states have special laws that protect process servers if they encounter a violent situation when serving process. Many times, it has been reported that servers have sought out the help of local law enforcement, just to be told that they are on their own. Process servers should be aware of their rights as a server and how to protect themselves as to avoid any potentially dangerous situations.
Process servers have rules to follow when serving papers. There are many misconceptions about what a process server does and what they’re allowed to do when attempting service. There are laws that are applicable to certain states and need to be followed in order to complete a successful serve.