Frequently Asked Questions

What is Service of Process?

United States 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 legal system. People are notified of actions against them or court procedures involving them through the delivery of legal documents such as summons, complaints, subpoenas, orders, motions, writs, etc.

Do I need a Process Server?

Hiring a legal Process Server is an important step in proceeding with a court action. Process servers have the skills and experience to serve your legal documents in timely manner and, most importantly, serve them in accordance with the local and state process serving laws.

Who can serve papers?

In many states, 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.

What are the benefits of using a local process server?

By using a process server, you are dealing directly with the company who is going to be serving your papers. You will save time and money, and be able to communicate efficiently regarding your serves should you have questions regarding the status.

What does a Process Server do?

A process server delivers (serves) legal documents to the defendant, individual, or entity (corporation) 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 the original is given to the party who requested the service so it can be filed in court.

Does a Process Server need to be licensed?

Not all states require a process server to be licensed. However, some states require that process servers be registered in their county or state, or appointed to serve in a specific county. 

What is an Affidavit of Service or Proof of Service?

An Affidavit of Service, also called a Proof of Service, is a signed and often notarized document provided to you upon completion of serving your documents. Proof of Service states when, where, and who was served. There are a number of other affidavits that can be provided. For instance, an Affidavit of Due Diligence may be provided if the person to be served cannot be located.

Can you file the affidavit of service with the court?

Yes, process servers routinely file affidavits of service and other legal documents with the court for an additional fee. 

Can papers be faxed or e-mailed?

In many cases you will be able to fax or e-mail papers to be served. You will need to find out if the original papers need to be served before determining how you will send the papers to Intuitive Legal Services LLC to be served.

How long does it take to get papers served?

Intuitive Legal Services LLC offers several options to have your documents served. Turn around time will vary depending on which option you choose. 

Where can a person be served?

In most states, you can serve anyone anywhere at anytime. In some states, you cannot serve someone on Sundays, nor can you serve them when they are traveling to and from a court of law. Some states don’t allow service on holidays. It's important to know the laws in your state or consult with a professional process server to ensure effective service.

What if the person does not accept the papers?

In most cases the recipient does not have to accept service in order for it to be considered effective. If the defendant comes to the door but refuses the papers, the process server may leave the papers at their feet and walk away. It's important to refer to local service of process laws as they may vary from state to state.