The world around us is constantly changing. In the process server industry one thing will always remain the same, our dedication to protecting due process rights. However we have seen some fairly significant changes in the legal industry in recent years. In this changing world personal service will continue to be the best approach to serving legal documents and likely always will be. Even so, here are a few examples of recent developments.
E-filing has been an enormous boon to the legal industry. Paperwork that would otherwise need to be mailed or hand delivered can be sent almost instantly to whomever needs to receive it. This reduces costs for all parties and makes for a more streamlined legal process. In minutes after completing a service the server in the field can scan the affidavit of service, have it delivered to the attorney, and filed.
OPTIONS FOR SUBSTITUTE SERVICE
Personal service will always be the best approach to service of process and is the most assured way to guarantee the due process rights of an individual are being upheld. Personal service can also be very difficult. We live in a very mobile society and people change addresses much more frequently than in years past. Not everyone ensures that their information is up to date. It is always preferable to serve legal documents personally, however it is not always possible and then we must turn to substitute service options.
Process service via email and social media, while uncommon and not preferred, are permitted methods of substitute service when personal service has proven unsuccessful. Before these methods can be employed, the judge will need to grant special dispensation for alternate service. Verifying that the legal documents have been received via email or social media can be a challenge, however it is no more a challenge than alternate service via newspaper publication and is more likely to be seen by the receiving individual.
In this ever changing world we would like to support your need for a process server in New Jersey.