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What is Service of Process?
Service of Process is when legal documents such as summonses, complaints, subpoenas, writs and other court documents are delivered to the individual to whom the legal document is directed. Service of Process must be served by an individual who is not a party to the case.
What is a Process Server?
A process server in California must be registered with the clerk of court in the county in which they live, or they have their principal place of business. The process server is responsible for knowing and understanding the laws related to serving legal documents in the state. Process servers are also required to post a $2,000 bond or cash deposit. A process server’s main job is to deliver legal documents to an individual or party named in the action. The purpose of process service is to place the party on notice that an action has begun or that a relevant document has been filed in the case. Process servers deliver a variety of documents in a legal action. They may serve documents on witnesses, defendants, plaintiffs, and other parties to the action. Examples of legal documents that a process server might deliver to a party include, but are not limited to:
- Court Order
What does a Process Server do?
A legal process server delivers (or serves) legal documents to a defendant or an individual involved in a court case. The process server must serve the documents in accordance with the laws in the area of service. This may mean handing the documents to the defendant personally or sub-serving to someone in the same household or business. Once the documents are delivered, the process serving agent must provide proof that the papers were served. This is done through a document call an Affidavit of Service, also called a Proof of Service, which, in some cases, must be notarized and given to the party who requested service. Process servers will also file your papers with the courts, can do document retrieval from the courts and may offer various types of investigations: skip trace, people locating, etc.