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Certified Process Server
When you’re filing important legal papers like divorce documents, the legal process stipulates that you have someone else serve papers on your behalf. While other people like a private investigator may be able to do it for you, most people usually tap the service of professional process servers for this task.
By definition, a process server is a person in charge of serving legal documents. The legal procedure dictates that you should not serve papers by yourself. Fortunately, process servers can take the load off your back. Basically, you hire someone to serve legal documents, especially in cases wherein you need them to appear before the court.
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What we do
A Texas certified process server’s main responsibility is to notify defendants and other individuals of their involvement in a court case. They also have other responsibilities, including:
- Ensuring that all required documents and citations are delivered to the right people
- Filing a “Return Of Citation” form with the local courts as proof of service
- Retrieving and delivering legal documents
These include summons and complaints, citations, petitions and writs, temporary restraining orders (TROs), subpoenas and small claims notices. All these documents must be delivered in accordance with the law to ensure their validity.
- Providing written evidence of proof of service
- Submitting proof to the judge presiding over the case that the papers were delivered
Process servers in Texas can attempt to carry out their process services three times in most cases. They can attempt delivery between 6 am to 10 pm on Monday through Saturday.
Process servers can serve documents in person or by mail. If the court doesn’t provide other direction, documents must be served in person to the defendant. They must include a copy of the citation that shows the delivery date and petition. Documents can also be mailed to the defendant by registered or certified mail with return receipt requested.
The Texas Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC) certifies process servers.
- Delivering documents such as:
- Court summons
- Private lawsuits
- Filing a “Return Of Citation” form to the local courts
- Abiding by state and federal laws
- Treating everyone with respect
- Providing an accurate return of service for all documents served
- Summons and complaints
- Divorce papers
- Family court documents
- Small claims court cases
- Orders to show cause
- Discovery documents
- Landlord/tenant notices
Process servers are responsible for:
- Making sure that all required documents and citations are delivered to the right people
- Filing a “Return Of Citation’ form to the local courts
In most cases, process servers will make three attempts to serve the documents, at different times of the day and on different days. If the process server fails to serve the documents after all attempts are made, the applicant can go to the court and ask permission to deliver the documents by a substitute or alternative service method.