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We offer *Unlimited service attempts when serving your legal papers.
Our Process Servers work around the clock, including weekends to
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" Process Service Associates "
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Downtown Los Angeles San Fernando Valley
655 S. Flower Street #326,
Los Angeles, CA. 90017
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All about Los Angeles Process Serving:

Straight talk about what you should know about Process Serving, and hiring a Los Angeles Process Server.


How to find a qualified: Los Angeles Process Server.

In the State of California, the law requires that a process server be at least 18 years of age and not a party to the action.
A party to the action is defined as the plaintiff or defendant.
A process server must be a disinterested person and have no legal or financial interest in the lawsuit.
After the process server completes serving of the documents, he must swear under penalty of perjury that the service of process was executed in a proper, and calculated manner designed to give the defendant actual notice of the

The Los Angeles County Sheriff as well as other county sheriffs throughout California have a civil process division and provide process serving for the general public on a limited basis.
Some sheriff’s offices serve only mandated process, such as writs requiring the physical taking of property.

In Los Angeles county and most other California counties there is an alterative to the Sheriff for your process serving needs.
A registered and bonded Process Server.
As previously stated, California law requires that a process server be over the age of 18 and not a party to the action. If the person or process server serves more then ten services in one calendar year, he or she must register as a
process server.
Attorneys, employees of attorneys, licensed private investigators, sheriffs or governmental employees who are acting in the capacity of their employment, and professional photo copiers whose only process serving relates to subpoenas for
the production of records, are exempt from registering as a process server. This exemption does not make the person a registered county process server. It only exempts them from having to register as a process server.

In Los Angeles County, a person registers as a process server by posting a $2,000 bond and filing a certificate of registration with the county clerk.
The certificate of registration states that the registrant has not been convicted of a felony.
The process server registrant must also provide 2 finger print cards for a State and Federal background check to insure that they have had no felony convictions.

Los Angeles Co. registered process server statutes give the server authority to serve certain documents such as:
+ Writ of Attachment
+ Writ of Execution
+ Earnings Withholding Order
+ Order of Examination of Judgment Debtor
+ Pre-Judgment claim of right to possession

It is also strongly advised that these certain documents be served by a Professional Process Server so that You as the Plaintiff or Petitioner can avoid a physical altercation with a disgruntled Defendant, Respondent, or Witness.
+Summons and Complaint
+Unlawful Detainer, Eviction
+Summons and Petition, Civil, Family Law
+Subpoena, Civil, Criminal, Witness, Records
+Restraining Order
+Small Claims, SC-100, Plaintiff Claim, Defendant claim
+Foreclosure Documents

Los Angeles process servers also have special legal status in regard to the manner in which they conducts themselves as process servers.
+ Assault on a process server while performing a service of process is a felony
+ Limited exemption from trespass
+ Proof of service has rebuttable presumption status
+ Must be provided access to a gated community when performing a service of process
+ Service, locate and stakeout fees are recoverable costs

Los Angeles County process serving is not limited to the hour a service of process can be made. Generally speaking, service of process may be made 24 hours on any day of the week, provided that the legal papers to be served originate in a
state that allows process to be served without restrictions. Please note that certain states do not allow process service on Sunday.

As stated, there is no hard and fast rule as to when service of process can be made (other than on Sunday) however, a good Los Angeles process server should use some discretion when serving process late at night or early in the morning.
A good rule of thumb that most los angeles process servers use is not to serve process after 10:00 pm or before 7:00 am, unless specifically requested by the client to serve the process at a time outside of those hours.

Other states have varying rules for service of process. A professional process server should certainly stay informed in that regard to avoid an improper service, which could cause serious delays to a court case if the process server
failed to perform his duty to properly serve the legal documents.

Serious problems can arise out of improper service of process. For example if a Los Angeles process server makes an improper service, or if that server lies on a proof of service declaration, the court has no jurisdiction over the person
Usually when an improper service is made, it is not discovered for many months, often times after a default judgment is entered. In that event, filing a complaint by the defendant may force a cause of action against the plaintiff and the process server for
abuse of process and emotional distress to only mention a few issues.
The professional process server is obligated and has a legal duty to know the proper manner for service of process.
His registration could be revoked for performing an invalid service of process.

When hiring a Los Angeles Process Server, it is important to know whether or not the server is qualified to handle your assignment. The following is a list of questions for you to consider in that regard.

Is the Los Angeles county process server registered and bonded?
1) Is the process server a full time professional process server or part time server trying to earn a few extra dollars in his or her spare time?
2) Does the process server live and work in the area in which you need something served? If he lives 50 miles away from your subject’s address, how many times a day or even a week is he going to try to serve your paper?
Always as a rule of thumb, make sure that the process server you hire resides a reasonable distance from where you need process serving.
3) Is the Los Angeles process server or Process Service Company available 24/7? Do they work nights and weekends? Remember the Sheriff only works early morning and sometimes early evenings…NO weekends!
What if your subject is only home on weekends?
4) Does the process server or process service company provide Skip Tracing in the event the subject’s address is bad or maybe he or she moved; who is going to find the new address for you?
5) How many attempts will the process server make to serve the defendant for your service fee?

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