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Process service is not like FedEx or UPS that simply deliver a package. Process service involves witnessing, verification, investigation and following the court rules of civil procedure. The court is strict in the requirement of showing due diligence in order to get an alternative service, or default judgment. Thus, when it appears that a defendant cannot be served, the court will need a showing that a great effort was made by the plaintiff to find the defendant.
Documentation of a Skip Trace Process is quite persuasive to a plaintiff's case. A Skip Trace goes beyond the regular three attempts at process serving. A Skip Trace Affidavit will show that a research of the person to be served was verified professionally, and in the event that the background information does not locate the defendant, the act of that due diligence tends to be persuasive to a court to rule in the plaintiff’s favor. CLR Top Priority Process Service affidavits are drafted by paralegals.
All courts require personal jurisdiction over the defendant in order for the court’s ruling to have power over the defendant. Personal jurisdiction can only be obtained by proper notice to the defendant that a civil order has been issued, and that the defendant must respond within a required amount of time set by the court. Thus, if the defendant is served properly and does not respond within the given time limit of the court’s order, then a default judgment is rendered in the plaintiff’s favor.
Service of Process that is given the proper attention in the beginning will save a significant amount of money in the long run. A plaintiff should think that it is better to know what will go wrong sooner, rather than later so there is ample time to make the required corrections.
Contact us at 301-769-6395 to arrange for same day process service in DC/MD/VA, or to ask questions about our service. CLR Top Priority Process Service looks forward to working with you. Our goal is to earn your business, we guarantee our results, because we value your referrals. With CLR Top Priority Process Server on your side, your legal stress will be minimized because you will be our top priority.