Did you know that not everyone can be a process server? In fact, there are a large number of people who could never be process servers for the state of Florida. Here is what your process server should have to be able to serve papers in the state.
Age and legal requirements
Private process servers must be a minimum of 18 years of age. They also must have no legal impediment to performing their duties as a process server. This means that the individual cannot be on probation or have a felony criminal record. Some misdemeanors will also prohibit you from serving papers at any time in the future. Continue reading
Florida has long had specific rules for how businesses must be served in civil matters, but many of those rules are impractical at this time. Due to the pandemic, many businesses have gone completely virtual, letting their unaffordable leases lapse and saving on overhead. Other small businesses have been started by freelancers who have a diverse and completely remote staff.
But if a business doesn’t have a physical location, how are you supposed to serve them? Continue reading
The increasing spread of the coronavirus is causing many people to become concerned about interacting with people as a general rule, especially people that you don’t know or have never met before. More and more restaurants and grocery stores are offering no contact deliveries. It is important that these concepts reach across the board to all personal services.
That should include service of process. No one should feel as though they are not safe, even if that safety is threatened by a virus rather than a person or natural hazard. You might think that legal service cannot be executed without contact, but there are some ways that we can create a contactless process. Continue reading
If you are representing yourself in a civil legal matter, you probably need to keep your costs to a minimum. That might tempt you to cut some corners, like not hiring a process server. However, it is extremely important that you do not serve the papers yourself or have a friend serve them. Only certain people can serve papers in Pensacola. Here’s what you need to know.
Who can serve papers?
Your legal papers can be served by one of two groups of people. Florida state law requires that all persons who conduct service of process be trained, vetted, and approved by the courts. Continue reading
It seems like about every other month something about social media is hitting the headlines. Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, have become not only commonplace, but almost a requirement for being part of society. As such, it is no wonder that it is starting to be adopted for new and interesting purposes.
One of the things that most people do not think about is that it can be very easy to track someone down using just the information on their social media profiles. If someone has moved, changed jobs, or otherwise made it difficult to serve them, their social media accounts could give clues about where to find them. Continue reading