Serving a defendant in a legal case during the holidays can be challenging, but it is necessary. Though we might love for the world to stop so that we can spend time with family and friends, eat good food, and maybe exchange a gift or two, things just don’t work that way. Custody cases continue, lawsuits move forward, and people still get divorce. And all those cases mean that someone has to get served legal
You don’t always have to go to court and spend thousands of dollars on an attorney to get the resolution you need. You may be able to go to small claims court to sue someone for money they owe, to resolve a dispute with your landlord, or to handle other kinds of cases. As with any other legal proceeding, you will need to provide process of service to the other people in the case before
When people know that you’re going to sue them or take some other legal action against them – such as making them take a paternity test or pay child support – they have a funny way of disappearing. Some people will go to great lengths to not be found, which means that you can’t serve the legal papers to begin your action and it will take much longer to get what you need. Some people
You may not know what a process server is or why you would ever need one until you are involved in a legal matter. Or you may have some vague idea of process of service from watching movie or TV shows – where the whole process is likely dramatized with defendants running away from process servers or even donning costumes to elude them. Having a proper understanding of what process servers in Arizona do can
Movies often portray process servers as sly professionals donning a costume so that they can catch their targets unawares. They show up as pizza deliverymen or couriers, asking for the person who needs to be served a subpoena. Instead of handing over the treats, they hand over the legal papers as soon as the person identifies themselves. Sometimes, movies show the target figuring out what’s going on just before they’re served and then running away.