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Know Whether a “Process Server” Is Legit

Hiring a process server can be stressful, especially if you’re not sure where to look or what to ask. Scams are an unfortunate part of process serving, with victims losing hundreds or even thousands of dollars to unscrupulous fake process servers. Georgia is one of several states where process serving is a regulated industry with standards and legal requirements, so hiring just any person off the street to deliver your case’s process is a no-no. In this post, we’ll give you the details you need to know to make sure you’re only dealing with reputable process servers that will handle your case process professionally. Continue reading

Understanding Client Confidentiality & Privacy in Process Serving

The importance of maintaining strict client confidentiality and privacy while serving process cannot be understated. At Accurate Serve of Atlanta, we hold these principles at the core of our operations. We are dedicated to safeguarding our clients’ privacy and confidentiality across our range of services, including process service, document retrieval, skip tracing, and diligent searches, especially within Fulton County and the broader state of Georgia. In this post, we aim to shed light on the crucial role of client confidentiality and privacy in process serving and how Accurate Serve of Atlanta ensures these standards are upheld. Continue reading

Fake Process Server Scams

Formal legal procedures are an essential part of ensuring justice in the U.S. and Georgia court systems. Service of process is one of the most important of these procedures, as it helps to uphold the core American principle of due process. That’s why the trend of fake process server scams is so alarming. At Accurate Serve® of Atlanta, we take pride in being authentic and reliable, and we feel compelled to warn the public about these fraudulent activities.

Understanding Process Service

To understand how process service scams work, it’s important to fully understand what a process server does. Process servers deliver proper legal notice of imminent legal action to all parties involved in said action. This includes delivering summonses, complaints, subpoenas, and more to individuals, businesses, and even government agencies. Continue reading

Can a Process Server Deliver Documents Any Day of the Week?

The holiday season is a time of festive cheer, family gatherings, and a general pause in the daily hustle and bustle. However, for those involved in legal proceedings, the question often arises: Can a process server legally deliver documents any day of the week, including holidays? In this post, we aim to shed some light on this common misunderstanding.

What is a Process Server?

To address this query, it’s essential to understand the role of a process server. Process servers are tasked with delivering legal documents such as summonses, complaints, subpoenas, and other court-related paperwork to individuals involved in legal proceedings. The efficiency and timeliness of their service are crucial in ensuring the legal process proceeds without unnecessary delays, a right guaranteed to citizens under due process. Continue reading

How Technology Has Changed Process Serving

In the ever-evolving world of U.S. legal services, process serving has always played a critical role. At Accurate Serve® of Orlando, with satellite offices in Kissimmee and Lake Mary, we have witnessed firsthand how technology has transformed the landscape of process serving. This post aims to explore the significant ways in which technology has reshaped the field of process serving in Florida and beyond.

The Evolution of Process Serving

Process serving, the act of delivering legal documents such as summonses, subpoenas, and complaints, is a cornerstone of the legal system, ensuring that individuals are informed of legal actions against them or involving them. In Florida, process servers must be certified by the judicial circuit that governs the county where they serve. This certification ensures compliance with relevant state laws, included in the Florida 2023 Statutes. Continue reading

Can an Out-of-State Subpoena be Served on Facebook?

In an increasingly interconnected digital age, many aspects of our daily lives have shifted online, including our social interactions. Platforms like Facebook have become integral to our communication, leading to new challenges and questions in various sectors, including the legal world. But many of these questions just lead to more questions, as legislation has not kept the same pace as technological innovation. So it’s no surprise that, here at Accurate Serve® of Atlanta, we occasionally get the question – Can an out-of-state subpoena be served on Facebook? – and it’s a little hard to answer. Continue reading

The Devastating Consequences of Avoiding a Process Server

Today, we’re diving into a topic that many might not consider until they’re faced with it: the consequences of avoiding a process server. As a leading process service agency in Atlanta, we’ve seen our fair share of individuals trying to dodge being served. While it might seem like a clever move in the short term, the long-term repercussions can be severe.

Default Judgment

One of the most immediate consequences of avoiding a process server is the potential for a default judgment. If you’re being served because you’re a defendant in a lawsuit and you avoid the service, the court may proceed without you. This can result in a default judgment against you, meaning the plaintiff may win their case simply because you didn’t show up. Continue reading

Finding a Missing Person Who Needs to be Served

When it comes to legal matters, time is often of the essence. Serving legal documents to the right person is a critical step in ensuring due process and maintaining the integrity of our justice system. However, there are situations where the individual who needs to be served seems to have vanished into thin air. As the process service experts at Accurate Serve, we understand the complexities involved in finding a missing person who needs to be served, and we’re here to guide you through the process.

Understanding the Importance of Proper Service

Proper service of legal documents is a cornerstone of our legal system. Whether it’s serving divorce papers, court summons, or subpoenas, it ensures that all parties involved have an opportunity to respond and participate in legal proceedings. However, when the intended recipient is nowhere to be found, the situation can become challenging. This is where our specialized services come into play. Continue reading

All You Need to Know About a Process Server

As a legal professional, business owner, or individual needing to navigate the judicial system, you’ve likely heard the term “process server.” Maybe you’ve even needed one before. But how much do you know about what a process server does, and why they’re so critical to our legal system? In this post, we’ll uncover everything you need to know about process servers, and how our team at Accurate Serve of Atlanta can assist you. 

What is a Process Server?

At its core, a process server is a professional who serves or delivers legal documents to individuals involved in a court case. This can be anything from a subpoena to a divorce decree or a summons. The service of process is a key element in the rule of law, ensuring that everyone involved in a legal case has been properly notified of the proceedings.  Continue reading

How to Find Success as a Process Server

Being a process server can be a rewarding and fulfilling career, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. At Accurate Serve of Atlanta, we have seen firsthand what it takes to find success in this field. In this post, we will share some valuable insights and tips on how to thrive as a process server in ATL.

Develop Strong Organizational Skills

One of the most crucial qualities of a successful process server is strong organizational skills. Managing multiple cases, maintaining accurate records, and meeting deadlines require impeccable organization. Invest in tools like case management software, digital calendars, and file management systems to streamline your workflow and stay on top of your responsibilities. Continue reading

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