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It’s not always to find people when you want to sue them. In fact, most people will go out of their way to not be found if they know they are going to be subject to legal action. Yet you have to officially serve people if you are going to

Process of service is essential to most legal procedures, but many people still don’t know much about it. Some people may have a vague recollection of a scene in a movie where someone was served (usually by dubious methods), but most can’t tell you much about the process or why

Skip tracing is the process of finding someone to serve them papers for a lawsuit or another legal matter. Some people will intentionally evade detection or even leave town if they know that serious legal action is pending. Yet some legal processes can’t move forward if the parties are not

Person Signing A Document

Process servers have a tough job. Not only do they have to go to great lengths to find someone who typically does not want to be found, but they also have to do the job while following some very strict rules. The law is explicit about what

What If My Process Server Can’t Find the Person to be Served_

You decide to sue the person who hit your car in that Wal-Mart parking lot and didn’t stay behind to give you his insurance information. The trouble is, he knows you’re trying to find him, and he will do anything he can to avoid getting those papers, which will move

5 Steps to Serving Child Support Papers in Arizona

In an ideal world, two parents would separate, and they would have an amicable agreement about where the child spends time and the other parent would pay an appropriate amount of financial support to provide for the child’s needs. But we

Questions You Should Ask before Hiring a Process Server

Hiring a process server can improve the strength of your case. An Arizona process server will ensure that proper service of process takes place to notify parties to the case of the legal action, to call on witnesses to testify, to subpoena evidence, and more. Without proper service of

Arizona Process Server Deliver Papers to a Prison Say your spouse is serving time in prison and you want to divorce him. Can you serve the divorce papers to him in prison? Or does that have to go through

The first step in your Arizona divorce is filing the petition with the court and then notifying your spouse. Just calling up your spouse – or, in some celebrity cases, texting them – is not enough to notify

Can invalid service ruin a case?

Can Invalid Service Ruin a Case?

Proper service of process is the start of many legal claims. You notify your employer that you are bringing a suit based on what you believe was a wrongful termination. You notify your roommate that you are initiating formal eviction proceedings. Serving this notice

An eviction notice is the first step to the eviction process. Unlike what might be portrayed in movies and on TV, just telling a tenant that they are evicted is not all that happens to get them out of the house or apartment. Having the eviction papers served just begins

Working with lawyers who Know the value of proper document service

Most estate planning attorneys in Scottsdale will have to work with a process server at some point or another, but not all attorneys understand the value of proper service of process. Document service may seem like little more than a formality – that is until they are dealing with

Mesa, AZ – ASAP Serve, Arizona’s first choice for service of legal process announces teaming up with Skip Serve Investigations, a private investigation company specializing in finding people, especially those that don’t want to be found. While the companies will remain separate in corporate structure, this unique symbiotic relationship will

After a money judgement (a court decision requiring money to be given from one person or legal entity to another), the money must be paid. The person who is owed the money (called the judgment creditor) is responsible for collecting the money. If the person who is supposed to

One of the types of cases that a Phoenix Arizona process server may work with is an injunction against workplace harassment. (Not to be confused with an injunction against harassment). At ASAP Serve, we are experienced in dealing with these cases and would

What is Legal Harassment In Arizona

In Arizona, harassment has a specific, legal definition. According to the Judicial Branch of Arizona Maricopa County website, one act can never constitute harassment. The act must be repeated in order to be considered legal harassment. There are other conditions as well.

Read more about how to get an Arizona Order of Protection Restraining Orders in Arizona go by the title of orders of protection or injunctions. According the the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County, you can only apply for an order

There are many types of legal papers that a process server can deliver. In Arizona, a forcible detainer is one such type of paper. In more common terms, a forcible detainer is a part of the eviction process, and is sometimes called eviction. There are many steps involved in evicting

At ASAP Serve, we deliver a wide variety of legal papers. We thought it might be helpful if our clients, and anyone else reading this blog, knew more about the papers we serve. The following are just a few of the many types of papers that

If you are new to process serving, there may be some terms that you are not familiar with. Some terms that sound familiar may have specific legal meanings. In order to better understand process serving, it is important to first understand some of the basic terminology. Our goal is to

Most people know that process servers deliver papers for court cases, but they may not realize all of the different types of legal documents that can be served. Arizona process servers, including those at ASAP Serve, can promptly and legally serve many types of

If you have a legal document that needs served in Arizona, you may be wondering if you have to hire a process server. In Arizona, the answer is most likely yes. There are alternatives to a process server. A sheriff could serve legal

New technology can be a a big help to process servers, especially when trying to track down someone who is attempting to avoid a summons. See our article on Skiptracing for more information on some of the technology that we use. Social Media technology is providing Phoenix process

When a legal document needs to be served you can hire a process server or a sheriff. Which is the best choice for you? Here at the ASAP Serve Blog, we have addressed this question in a different context before in our post on

Our affiliates at have begun an effort to help reduce the number of assaults on process servers. The campaign is titled Promoting Assault Awareness and Protective Regulations for Servers (PAAPRS). The official page offers a wealth of resources for process servers to

A phrase that we seem to be hearing more and more today is to “buy local.” Usually it is in reference to food, especially farm products. The proponents of this idea claim that it will help the local economy, keep local farmers in business, and help cut down on pollution

Process servers must be registered in order to legally serve process in Arizona (and most other places as well). Here at ASAP Serve, our process servers are registered professionals. I would like to give you an idea of what they went through to become registered so that you can be

Hiring a process server doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Our affiliates at put together a checklist for hiring a process server. You can view the full article here. We here at ASAP Serve would like to make it easier for you to use this handy

What happens when a process server cannot find the person being served? That depends on who your process server is. Not every process server has the knowledge and skills necessary to find the party to be served. ASAP Serve uses skiptracing to track down those being served in a timely

It is important to make sure that papers are served legally. If something is done incorrectly the entire case may be thrown out of court. Rule 4(d) of the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure states that no one connected with the case can legally act as a process server. That

The job of a process server is, at least on the surface, quite simple: to present to those involved in a legal preceding the documents that the court requires be delivered. Process serving is a fundamental part of the American legal system. By ensuring the delivery of summons, subpoenas, and

Understand, you can get 2 of 3 things, but never all three from your process server company. What things are most important to you? 1) Lowest price 2) Best service 3) Quality product If #1 was your answer, do you have a reasonable expection of getting #s 2 and 3?

FORT MYERS SHORES, Fla. – A process server found herself looking down the wrong end of a gun in Fort Myers Shores on Tuesday. Lee County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 61-year-old David Gould after he allegedly threatened the process server outside his home in the 13000 of Caribbean Blvd. The server

Recently, ASAP Serve has contracted with a Mesa, AZ battered woman’s shelter to accept up to 4 serves monthly for indigent women whose lives have been threatened and need an Order of Protection against an abusive spouse. While recognizing we are only getting one side of a story, we strive

Anyone who has ever received a subpoena, summon, or any other legal documents is familiar with process servers. They are the people entrusted with the job of delivering the legal documents to different parties involved in the case. Throughout the state of Arizona, the parties involved in a legal procedure

Qualities to look for in Chandler process servers

You have surely come across many Chandler process servers in case you are considering hiring one of them. There is no denying the fact that there are many efficient process servers in the city. However, unfortunately, there are some process servers in this region who lack the necessary knowledge

Things you must know before hiring process servers

Things you must know before hiring process servers Are you looking for reputed Glendale process servers for any of your personal or business requirements? There are plenty of experienced and highly qualified process servers throughout the state. However, it is always handy to

Ways to choose your Tempe process servers correctly

Ways to choose your Tempe process servers correctly You are most likely to require the service of quality Tempe process servers if you are involved in a legal case that requires delivery of important documents or summons. In spite of the presence of

Why do we need to hire Phoenix process servers

Why do we need to hire Phoenix process servers Process servers are commonly referred to as legal professionals who deliver different legal documents. However, highly proficient Phoenix process servers can offer you a much broader spectrum of service. Every individual may need to

You get what you pay for Hire a trusted process server Quite often, I am called to “fix” the

Process server ethics: things to watch out for

I have been in the Mesa Process Server Industry long enough to see and hear of some downright abysmal scruples concerning process servers. For the client, this can make for a difficult time in finding a process server who can get the job done correctly and justly the first

Crazy service of process

I‘m sure all of you out there have had a situation where things don’t quite go to plan, but in the Mesa process serving industry, you have the added bonus of working with people who generally are not all that pleased to see you. Recently, I had just one