In-person delivery is considered the best approach when it comes to service of process. The possibility of a defendant claiming invalid no-service is minimized with personal service and it provides the closest thing to a guarantee that the required documents were received by the intended individual. We can help safeguard that court rulings are upheld in the future or in cases of an appeal, protecting the due process rights for each party.
Any legal proceedings involving an individual are required by federal law to have them notified as part of their right to due process. This is why personal service is a vital element in court proceedings. Due process states that without explicit information regarding the case against them, an individual cannot be tried, imprisoned, or punished. It is a citizen’s entitlement to fair treatment under the law.
A person’s right to fair due process is maintained by prohibiting court proceedings or litigation until all parties have received service of process, written documentation that notifies them about the proceedings. The courts do not have the jurisdiction needed to make decisions and rulings in a case until after all parties are notified. The best approach for both individuals and corporations continues to be personal service. It cannot be beat for reliability when proving that all parties involved have maintained their right to due process and are aware of the involvement in a case. It can be costly and time-consuming for the legal representation when due process is not upheld through proper service of process. Rulings may be overturned, appeals granted, and occasionally some cases may be declared a mistrial. Opposing counsel may be able to successfully argue that their client was not properly served through electronic means, regardless of evidence to the contrary, thus undermining legal and sound rulings.
Providing personal service usually results in equitable and timely resolution of the court proceedings aided by the written proof on affidavit. Hiring an experienced process server in New Jersey will give you confidence to initiate court proceedings knowing that the individuals involved are retaining their right to due process.