Going Beyond the Service of Process

Going Beyond the Service of Process is more than just a guarantee as to why you should choose Writ Legal when it comes to your service of process, its about solutions when it you are dealing with a hard-to-serve process or when other process serving companies simply give up when they cannot serve your process. Let’s face it, we come across these types of services from time to time but we offer solutions that get the job done.

What happens if a service of process is not successful?

Unfortunately, sometimes a service of process may be unsuccessful for a myriad of reasons that lie outside of the process server’s control. For example, the service address for the defendant or deponent may be vacant, or the subject may have moved to another location before one could perfect service, or in some cases, the individual may even be evading service!

Though each case is handled differently, other strategies that could help us perfect service on the individual or entity may include but are not limited to:

  • Non-video surveillance
  • skip-tracing (i.e. locating and serving the individual at his/her place of employment)
  • Re-assigning a new process server to the case, due to our volume of contractors we are able to have more than one process server work on any given case at a time (i.e. reducing the likelihood of the subject evading service)

Sometimes these methods enable us to accomplish service on the individual or entity that we are serving. However, in the event such methods prove to be unsuccessful, Writ Legal has extensive experience in handling such situations.

What possible options do I have for serving a process at this point?

We provide our clients with a comprehensive report in the form of an Affidavit of Due Diligence; documenting all measures employed to serve the process in question. By utilizing Writ Legal’s Affidavit of Due Diligence, you are ultimately proving to the court that all efforts were truly exhausted in this particular case and you may be eligible to serve your process by an alternative means of service. *

You may be eligible to use our Affidavit of Due Diligence in an effort to file for a motion for alternative service, service by publication, or any other method permissible by the court in which your document(s) were filed.  It is important to note that such eligibility depends on certain circumstances that may include but are not limited to the individual/entity in which you are serving, the nature of document(s) that you are serving, the type of court in which the document(s) were filed, and/or the state in which the service of process is taking place.*

What sets our Affidavit of Due Diligence report apart from the rest?

Our Affidavit of Due Diligence is not a one-size fits all document as each report is customized. Each affidavit is overseen by more than one staff member who checks the content for copy editing, accuracy of details, and overall coherence. Our affidavits include the following content:

  • Detailed documentation of all service attempts and the number of service attempts in the form of a report fulfilling your state’s service requirement(s) for process as outlined in the Rules for Civil Procedure.
  • Supporting documentation compiled by our expert skip-tracing staff as it pertains to the details of your due diligence report.
  • Customized formatting of your affidavit of due diligence report to conform to your firm or state/court’s requirements as outlined in the Rules for Civil Procedure.

Going beyond the service of process

The very nature of our detailed Affidavit of Due Diligence reports has repeatedly saved our clients valuable time and money. We believe that it is our duty to go beyond the service of process by ensuring your satisfaction. As our client, you may consider Writ Legal as an extension to your firm- working together in getting the job done.

Do not let another process serving company fail you by merely offering a rather meager affidavit of non-service, leaving you with unanswered questions and a large bill to pay. Let Writ Legal handle your Process Serving needs with the confidence, quality, and trust you deserve.

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*These options should not be misconstrued as comprehensive or intended to provide legal advice. The information provided on this page is for informational purposes only and should only be used as a guide to how past clients’ have chosen to utilize some of the services Writ Legal provides. These options may or may not be a solution for you depending on your case and circumstances.  If you are handling your case pro-se (without legal counsel), we strongly encourage you to consult your attorney as we do not offer legal advice and we are not attorneys.