Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Process Server
Once your case is filed and a summons is issued, it’s time to find a process server to deliver the relevant documents to the parties of the case. When searching for a process server to handle your firm’s process service needs, it’s vital that you ask the following questions to ensure you’re using a legitimate, reputable service, like Accurate Serve® of Atlanta:
Are you an approved process server by the Superior Court of Fulton County?
Only court-approved individuals are allowed to serve process here in Atlanta. The Superior Court of Fulton County handles all process server applications, renewals, training, and more. Click here for a list of currently approved process servers in Fulton County.
What relevant experience do you have?
When your firm handles hundreds or even thousands of cases per year, you don’t have time to deal with inexperienced process servers who can never get results. At Accurate Serve® of Atlanta, we screen all our servers for training, experience, and a proven track record of results. Even evasive targets have met their match with the talented team from Accurate Serve®.
What about proof of service?
A reputable process server will always have a straightforward procedure in place for obtaining and filing proof of service with you and the court. Be sure to ask how this will work. At Accurate Serve®, we provide proof of service to our clients and the court system. We also provide our clients with 24/7 access to our online status tracker, so you can always see exactly where each one of your case’s process stands.
How much do you charge?
Pricing is something you should always inquire about before beginning a relationship with a process server. Pricing will typically vary depending on how difficult it is to locate the target(s). A base fee will apply for easy-to-find targets, while more elusive individuals can rack up some steep additional fees. Luckily, when a defendant or witness actively avoids a process server, they are usually left responsible for paying the associated fees.
Provide the process server with as much information about the targets as possible to reduce the time and effort it takes to find them, and you’ll likely lower your bill as well.
Reputable Process Servers in Atlanta
Don’t trust your firm’s cases to cut-rate, shady servers. Let the process service experts at Accurate Serve® of Atlanta handle your case’s process so you stay on track, on time, and on budget. Call us at (404) 924-4838 or contact us online to find out how we can save your firm time, money, and frustration with skilled service of process, document retrievals, diligent searches, and more.