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Understanding Process Servers

August 5, 2019

The role of process servers happens to be a part of normal everyday conversation in the legal world, and while the term is widely understood in the legal world, a lot of people are not particularly familiar with the terminology, and so, for the sake of this article, we will be discussing who process servers are, and what their job entails so that you can make use of them if you ever need their services at some point later on. In case you do happen to be in need of process servers, then you can visit Superior Process Services for their services.

Process servers essentially go and deliver a service of due process to the defendant or another party. This is supposed to inform the other party that they are being called for a legal summons in the court and that they need to prepare themselves and show up to court accordingly. This is actually the constitutional right of every citizen in the country, and a court summons is not considered to be valid if a service of due process has not been given to the other party beforehand.

A process server will handle the initial paperwork, and they will then personally go and deliver the papers to the other party, and once they have delivered the papers to the other party, they also have to have some sort of documented proof that the other party was actually given those papers, and this is done by a notary knowns as the affidavit of service, which will then be served to the party who had the process server give the documents to the other party in the first place. Each state happens to have different laws regarding process servers, and the service of due process needs to be handed out in a manner that suits that state’s guidelines.

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