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Who Are Process Servers and What They Do

When a civil lawsuit is filed with the Court, it must be made known to the parties of the case that they are being sued. No, you cannot just send them a text message or an email or call them. There is what is called a “process serve,” which is an integral part of any civil action. If the service of process is not done in accordance with the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction, the lawsuit can be removed from the Court and dismissed.

What is a process server?

A process server can be a certified individual with the credentials to serve civil actions in the jurisdiction, a sheriff, or even a private investigator. It refers to the one who delivers, or serves these notices and legal documents to the appropriate parties.

Who can serve process in California?

According to the Judicial Branch of California, process servers in California can be drawn from a wide pool of individuals, including:

  • Friends and relatives

  • Coworkers

  • A county sheriff or marshal

  • Professional process servers

Why go for professional process servers?

Delivering effective service of process in California can be complicated. It should be done in compliance with local regulations. Furthermore, there are many types of service in California and several ways to serve papers. If you need to serve someone out of state, there are other rules to follow. Each state has their own laws about who, when, where and how to serve.

A registered process server knows and understands the complex laws of process-serving. Professional process servers validate each serve, so you can always feel confident that proof of service is accurate and will hold up in court. Hiring one can help ensure the defendant receives the documents in a timely manner.

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When you have a legal case, we serve the court papers. ​We also offer Court Filing services at all Bay Area courthouses. Let us save you the time and hassle by filing your court documents on your behalf.

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