Process Server

What is Process Serving?

Process serving is the action of giving, or “serving,” legal papers onto a person, company, or entity. While many papers may be served, it is usually summonses and complaints that are served on defendants in lawsuits that make up the bulk of a process server’s business. Other documents served may include writs or subpoenas.

Legal papers cannot merely be sent by mail. This is because there is no way to prove whether or not a party received them. Instead, pro-se litigants and attorneys use neutral third parties, called process servers, to hand deliver legal documents. He or she must follow the local laws in order to effectuate what the court will consider valid service. If he or she does not follow these rules to a tee, the defendant can claim that he or she was never made aware of any legal proceedings and this could hold the case up in court.

Process servers in Louisiana track down a person by using his or her last known address. Once the process server arrives, he or she will ask a person there, by name, if he or she is the person being served. If this person is the one in question, he or she will be handed the documents. Substituted service is sometimes made by leaving the papers with a “suitable person.” This may be a spouse, family member, or someone in the same household. Once delivery has been made, the process server will send an Affidavit of Service to the law firm or individual that hired him or her. This will be signed and notarized and serve as proof to the court that the intended individual received the paperwork in question.

Hiring a reputable process server is crucial to your case. After all, how can a court rule on a matter if the opposing party is unaware that there was a lawsuit in the first place? In some matters, rulings can be made in the defendant’s or respondent’s absence, but it is still difficult to enforce a judgment against a person whose whereabouts are unknown by the court. Persistent Louisiana process servers allow matters to move forward swiftly and ensure that the law of due process remains upheld.

Yes, that’s right. Proper service is nothing more than a matter of due process of the law. The tradition harkens back to the 5th Amendment of the Constitution, which states, in part, that no one shall be, “deprived of life, liberty, or property” without the right to defend himself or herself in court. This basically means that all United States citizens have the right to be informed of any civil or criminal cases filed against them. This notice is made through in-person process serving.

Process serving may sound cut and dried, but many times the procedure is not that simple. Often, a person will be aware that he or she is about to get sued, so that person will intentionally dodge service or live life underground for a while. Still, the client is counting on the process server to make proper service, so it becomes his or her responsibility to locate a missing individual. Scott’s bag-of-tricks includes the use of skip tracing, learning a person’s habits or schedule to surveil him or her, and even staking out businesses and residences.

LOUISIANA PROCESS SERVICE

Hiring Baton Rouge Process Servers for Your Needs

Scott and his crew were careful to set up this website with ease of use in mind. You can use our automated system to get started. Just be sure that you have scanned and saved your forms in an accessible folder on your PC or Mac and then press the “Upload Forms” button. You will be led to a page where you can select the service you are looking for. You also get to choose whether or not you want rushed service, notarized affidavits confirming delivery, and skip tracing for difficult-to-locate subjects (only offered in tandem with process service).

Once you click “Upload Forms” you will be able to choose from:

    Standard service – $95 (per address) This price includes 3 attempts at service, the first attempt being made within 3-5 days, along with an affidavit that is not notarized.

    Rush service – $160 (per address) This price includes 3 attempts at service, the first attempt being made the same or the next day, along with an affidavit that is not notarized.

    Standard service for Serve Now/NAPPS members – $75 (per address) This price includes 3 attempts at service, the first attempt being made within 3-5 days, along with an affidavit that is not notarized. Only members are eligible for this option. Orders made by non-members will be cancelled.   

    Rush service for Serve Now/NAPPS members – $140 (per address) This price includes 3 attempts at service, the first attempt being made the same or the next day with an affidavit that is not notarized. Only members are eligible for this option. Orders made by non-members will be cancelled.

    Standard service – $100 (per address) This price includes 3 attempts at service, the first attempt being made within 3-5 days, along with a notarized affidavit.

    Rush service- $165 (per address) This price includes 3 attempts at service, with the first attempt being made the same or the next day, along with a notarized affidavit.

    Standard service for Serve Now/NAPPS members – $80 (per address) This price includes 3 attempts at service, with the first attempt being made within 3-5 days, along with a notarized affidavit. Only members are eligible for this option. Orders made by non-members will be cancelled.

   Rush service for Serve Now/NAPPS members- $145 (per address) This price includes 3 attempts at service, with the first attempt being made the same or the next day, along with a notarized affidavit. Only members are eligible for this option. Orders made by non-members will be cancelled.

    Skip Tracing – $150 This is offered only in connection to service of process regarding a legal proceeding. You must have and upload a signed letter with a company letterhead stating such.

    4-hour observation of property – $380 This only available in order to execute service of process at a given address.

Choose your package, upload your documents requiring service, type in the requested information, and agree to our terms of service. It’s that easy! If you are experiencing any issues, just call Baton Rouge Process Servers today at 337-254-8169 and we will assist you in any way we can. If you have any problems, concerns, or questions, Scott or anyone on his friendly staff will be happy to help you. We built our reputation by catering to Louisiana process serving customers, and we are delighted to continue earning your trust.

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