When seeking service of process in another state it is important to make sure that your process server is an experienced professional. A skilled process server will not only be able to help you with serving a subpoena in New Jersey, but any number of legal documents in any state. Out-of-state service of process is uncomplicated for the veteran process server.
The majority of states have adopted the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act (UIDDA) which makes out-of-state process service significantly easier. A process server can handle all the parts and pieces involved with domesticating a subpoena in another state and having it served under the UIDDA. This largely allows for service of process in other states without the need for out-of-state legal counsel.
While most states have adopted the UIDDA it is important to note that there are a few who have not. In a situation with one of these states your process server will need to follow the procedures established by that state in order to complete the service.
There is no need to hire an out-of-state process server in order to complete a service in another state. A reliable and experienced process server will be able to deliver papers throughout the United States, as well as around the world. After doing your research and vetting a process server it is a relief not to have to do that all over again in a different state.
While the UIDDA has simplified out-of-state service of process, it is still of great value to be familiar with the rules regarding process serving in states other than your own. As an example Massachusetts and Minnesota do not allow for service of process on Sundays. It is always better to be cautious and follow both the rules for the receiving state and the original state. It is preferred to be overly cautious than to make a careless mistake.
J & K Investigative Services, Inc. would like to make out-of-state service of process as simple for you as possible.