Process servers have a crucial role in the legal system. In protecting the right to due process, they protect the rights of citizens involved in legal proceedings. They do this by informing them of their involvement in a case.
The cost of hiring a process server will vary depending on the time and skill needed to complete your service. This is very much a situation in which you get what you pay for. Seeking the lowest-cost process server will likely leave you spending more money in the long run to combat the errors of illegitimate service, failed service, and delayed legal proceedings.
Prompt completion of service is the goal of your process server. Fast service avoids lengthy delays in your legal proceedings, and in turn, keeps your costs down. Ideally, your process server will easily locate the recipient and serve the papers within a few days. Cost may be minimized when you provide your process server with all the necessary information to complete the service. This includes the most recent addresses for home and work, and the times and places the recipient frequently visits.
However, not all recipients are easy to locate and many will be deliberately evasive. In situations where stakeouts and tracking down locations the recipient frequents are necessary, the cost of service will be higher to compensate for the time and effort needed to complete the service.
Location will also affect costs when hiring a process server. Traveling across the country will require more time and effort than staying within the state to complete process service in New Jersey. Costs to complete service will also be affected by costs to operate in other cities and states. These costs may be related to legal fees or traveling expenses.
It cannot be overstated that when it comes to hiring a process server you get what you pay for. Cutting corners will cost you more in the long run.
Allow J&K Investigative Services, Inc. to help you with your process serving needs. Whether in New Jersey, out-of-state, or around the world.