Thursday, November 23, 2017

Process Servers Reduce Delays To Family Law Cases

The UK legal system has a myriad of processes and legal procedures – many of these processes require physical documentation to become legally binding or to start the process. Legal procedures such as divorces, subpoenas, witness summons, court orders and injunctions must all have accompanying documentation before the process can commence. This documentation is vital to the procedure, as all involved parties must be fully aware of what is proposed, and what they are expected to do.

A process server facilitates the delivery of these documents. It is the duty of a process server to ensure that the required legal documents involved in a court case reach their intended recipient. Furthermore, it is their duty to obtain proof of delivery to ensure that the served party cannot claim ignorance on non-receipt of the court order etc. Proof of receipt is vital and an important part of a process servers role. If you are filing for a divorce petition, for example, you can use a process server, and be 100% sure that your spouse has received notification of the petition – there is no way they can deny receipt of the divorce documents.

Can You Post Court and Legal Documents? 

Is it not possible to simply post your documents and pay for a recorded delivery? Many people think that this would suffice, but in reality, this is not a sure-fire or safe way of delivering an important legal docu-ment.

What if the served party has changed address? What if the documents are lost in transit? What if the served party simply denies that they have ever received the documents through the post? How can you prove they have? In short, you can’t – hence the need for a process server if you want to reduce unnecessary hold ups to a family law case! If your legal documents are delivered by hand and physically handed over to the served party, there is no possible way that they can claim ignorance.

A Process Server Can Prove Successful Service

A successful process server must be persistent, cunning and creative – they will have at their disposal a range of methods, tricks and procedures that help them effectively and quickly deliver your documents to the intended recipient.

They will perform research using the information you have given them, and figure out the best way to make face to face contact with the served party. They will in most cases deliver the documents by hand and then obtain proof of delivery such as a photograph, video or telephone call – they may also have a proof of delivery receipt which they will get the served party to sign. A witness statement or affidavit is provided by the process server to guarantee proof of service in court. In short, the investigative skills and persistence of a process server will ensure your documents are delivered promptly and correctly.

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