Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why hire a Registered Process Server to serve your legal documents?
You have 3 options:
1) Ask a friend or family member to serve your documents, they must be over the age 18
and NOT a party to the action.
2) Hire the local Sheriff
3) OR hire a us, Valpro Attorney Services | Registered Process Server
Valpro Attorney Services, process servers know how to get the job done and ways to complete your service of process/ process service only experienced process server can. It pays to hire a professional process server. Your legal documents need to be served by someone who knows what the rules are and also have the experience to properly adhere to all California rules.
Whatever the type of service of process you need, we can customize your experience with us to expedite, be effective in getting results, and complete the task to your satisfaction.
What is Process Serving?
Delivery of a writ, summons, or other legal papers to the person required to respond to them. Process is the general term for the legal document by which a lawsuit is started and the court asserts its jurisdiction over the parties and the controversy. In modern U.S. law, process is usually a summons. A summons is a paper that tells a defendant that he is being sued in a specific court that the plaintiff believes has jurisdiction. Served with the summons is a complaint that contains the plaintiff’s allegations of wrongdoing by the defendant and the legal remedy sought by the plaintiff. The summons also informs the defendant that he has a specified number of days under law to respond to the summons and complaint. If the defendant does not respond, the plaintiff may seek a default judgment from the court, granting the plaintiff the legal relief.
Rules of civil procedure and criminal procedure determine the proper form of legal process and how it should be served. The rules vary among federal and state courts, but they are meant to give the defendant notice of the proceedings and to command him to either respond to the allegations or to appear at a specified time and answer the claim or criminal charge. The concept of notice is critical to the integrity of legal proceedings. Due process forbids legal action against a person unless the person has been given notice and an opportunity to be heard.
Process must be properly served on all parties in an action. Anyone who is not served is not bound by the decision in the case. A person who believes that proper service has not taken place may generally challenge the service without actually making a formal appearance in the case.
What areas does Valpro Attorney Services cover?
We cover the entire State Of California for all your Legal Needs and also have the resources to cover all 50 states! Valpro Attorney Services we specialize in Statewide Service of Process, Statewide Court Filings and Business filings through the California Secretary of State.
How to send us a new request?
Feel free to email your request over to us; simply supply us with specifics on your request for example if you have a service of process request in the subject line of the email please indicate if it’s a Rush (Attempted within 24hrs or Same day) or Standard (Attempted within 48-72hrs and every 48-72hrs). Then in the body of the email please tell us what you want, such as, who are we serving? Address, description, or specific needs you have then lastly include your contact information i.e. name, address, phone number and email address and then attach your documents in one PDF and lastly if you don’t have an account set up with us you will need to complete our “Prepayment Credit Card Authorization Form” which is available on our “Service Request Page” OR “Contact Us Page”. OR you can complete one of our forms under “Service Request” and attached your payment information and legal documents. Once you send your documents one of our friendly staff members will confirm receipt via email.
What is included in your service?
We make no guarantees for service but we do know how to get the job done and ways to complete your process service that only an experienced process servers can. All our services are scrutinized and handled with care each paper is attempted at least 5 times. Once the service is completed we will email you a copy of your proof of service and place the original in the mail to you or unless you prefer to hire us to also file your proof of service (additional cost) in which we are always happy to assist all our clients just include this in your initial request.
Why can’t you give legal advice?
It’s simple we are NOT attorneys and do not hold the credentials to provide legal advice. We know what the rules are and also have the experience to properly adhere to all California rules regarding service of process and court filings. Anything further we will refer you to contact an attorney.
We want your business so call or email us Today!
Toll Free Number: 855-5VALPRO
Email address: Service@ValproAttorneyServices.com