What Are Your Options For Orange County Process Service

Written by Jeff Lancaster
September 28, 2012

Just What Are Your Options For Orange County Process Service?

In nearly all civil court situations one party files a petition with the court and the very same request has to be served on the other party. As a party in a court situation, you will certainly find yourself being served with papers and you will also need to have papers served.

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The arrangements for serving papers depend on the jurisdiction in question; however, there are normally accepted techniques of serving papers. Personal service is allowed in the majority of jurisdictions, but the exact regulations vary from state to state. In some states, it is compulsory for the papers to be handed in person to the person being served. In other states, the papers can just be left with a cohabiting adult or even pushed under the door.

In some examples, court officials are mandated to carry out the service, while in other areas the sheriff’s division handles delivery for a small charge. Service can also be done by a professional Orange County process server, for instance, an individual who has actually been licensed to supply this service.

Where personal service is not possible, the court can permit service by registered mail and ordering for the return receipt to be submitted to the court as proof of service. Service can also be accomplished by publication in some instances. This route can be utilized if the location of the subject is unknown and diligent efforts to trace him or her have actually failed.

A situation in point is where a significant other included in divorce proceedings goes missing and can not be located because they are trying to avoid being served. In such a case, the divorce can be published in municipal papers. Some kinds of service are best done with publication, for example when there is a modification of name, notice of foreclosure, change of possession of residential property, or change of use of property, among others.

As a litigant you ought to be well versed with the requirements of service because failing to follow the correct procedure can easily endanger your instance.

To talk to an Orange County process server right now, call (866) 754-0520 to review the certain laws relevant to your case.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeff Lancaster

Jeff Lancaster

JPL Process Service is a trusted process service partner to 100's of law firms throughout Southern California. Call us at (866) 754-0520 to see why or click to order online here.

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