Some hints that will benefit yourself and the Process Server you are using.
If you have a question that isn’t covered here, please contact us and we’ll see if we can help you.
If the Document is a Family Law file for a Divorce, please try and include a decent photograph of the Respondent. The Affidavit of Service includes a paragraph which requires identification of the respondent and a photo is the best to use.
When sending a file that may prove difficult, please include as much information as you can. Maybe your file has a work location, make of car, a photo, habits of the individual, or any other little things that can help expedite the service.
We can easily get documents served anywhere in North America, but if you have a file that has to be served out of the country, our advice is to contact a Law Firm in that Country, (city) to handle the file on your behalf. They will have a competent server who will know the area and speak the language. Also, make sure to sent them a template of the Affidavit of Service. That way it will be acceptable to our Courts. You should see what kinds of “proof of services” we have received from some areas even though we always send a copy of ours to them. (They just seem to think theirs is better I guess.)
Please make sure there are enough copies of the documents that need to be served. If there is one or more persons to be served in the same town or city you should send one for each party PLUS one for the Affidavit of service.
If the set of documents contain an out of town service then there would have to be one for each party to be served and two copies for the Affidavit of Service, one of which would be sent to the out of town Process Server along with the copy to be served.
Please try and give the server a reasonable length time to get the job done. Sometimes it takes a few days to even get the documents to an out of town Server, plus all the climates are not as good as ours.