What is Service of Process?

In legal terms, “process” is the paper notification from a court which compels an individual to do something such as appear as a witness, produce evidence, or relinquish property. Examples of the most common types of process include: Summons, Notices of Hearing, Witness Subpoenas, Subpoenas Duces Tecum, and Writs of Garnishment.

The primary purpose for service of process is to give a defendant notice that a legal proceeding has been instituted against him or her and give the individual an opportunity to defend and argue against it. The process advises the defendant of the nature of the action brought against him or her.

Who serves my papers?

When service of process was first instituted, it was performed by sheriffs or deputies, and agents of the court. This became a burden on law enforcement, so the legislation was changed. Now, in many states, any US citizen that is not a party to the case, over the age of 18, and residing in the state where the matter is to be tried can serve papers.

Keep in mind that process serving laws differ from state to state and may change. Some states require a that process server be licensed, some require registration with the county and in some states they are required to post a surety bond.

Are process servers required to be licensed?

Not all states require a process server to be licensed. However, some states require that process servers be registered in their county or state, or appointed to serve in a specific county.

Why should I hire a process server?

Hiring a Legal Process Server is an important step in proceeding with a court case. Process servers have the skills and experience to serve your legal documents in timely and affordable manner and, more importantly, serve them in accordance with the local and state process serving laws.

There are several requirements and constraints associated with the rules of service of process. In some states you cannot serve on Sundays or holidays. Some places do not allow papers to be served on a person traveling to court. It is also very important to note that papers cannot be served by someone who is involved in the case or legal proceeding.

If a serve is not done in accordance with these rules, this can hinder your case from going forward or result in the dismissal of your case. Improper Service also delays obtainment of evidence, which can cause injunctions, court fees, and attorney’s fees.

If you are serious about your case, you want the papers to be served properly. Paying a professional process server a nominal fee can save your case.

How can I track my papers?

All clients are  provided with a login id and password to our website allowing 24/7 access to their files.

How fast can you process my documents?

We offer routine, rush, and priority services to accommodate your needs.

How can I pay for services rendered?

We accept cash, check or credit card. All credit card payments are accepted through our website via PayPal.

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I have known Rob Bamberg for over 5 years. Rob and his partner, John Brady, are well-known and highly regarded by a number of Central Florida attorneys. Their reputation for integrity, diligence, and efficiency is without question. Their excellent communication and responsiveness makes them easy to work with. As result of the rapport we have developed through a rewarding professional relationship, we have also become great friends. Without hesitation, I recommend Rob and his company, ProServe USA, to provide legal support services in the area of process and subpoenas service.
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- Carlos Vega - The Vega Law Firm

I have known Rob Bamberg & John Brady for several years now. They are great friends who are trustworthy, loyal, and have great relationships with a number of well-known Central Florida Lawyers. In business, I have come to realize that they are dependable, efficient, diligent, and get the job done right away the first time out of the box! Both Rob and John are not only good at what they do, they communicate in a timely and responsive basis to our staff and as a result the staff enjoys the working relationship they have developed. I am very happy with the service they provide for our firm!!
- William D. Umansky - The Umansky Law Firm

ProServe USA has proven to be the best process server company in Central Florida. The people at ProServe USA are extremely professional. They are polite and accessible. We have utilized ProServe USA for over three years now. Prior to hiring ProServe USA, I went through several other sub par process serving companies. Since working with ProServe USA, practicing law has become less stressful. I can always count on ProServe USA to pick up our subpoenas within minutes of calling them. They always go above an beyond in making efforts to serve our subpoenas as quickly as possible. We almost always have a proof of service within a day. I recommend that any lawyer looking for a reliable process server give ProServe USA a try. You will not be disappointed.
- David R. Bigney - The Bigney Law Firm

ProServe USA has always provided exceptional service to our office. They are efficient, dependable and go out of their way to ensure client satisfaction! Using ProServe USA has saved our office time and money.
- Kimberly Christian - J. Shawn Hunter, P.A.

Working in the legal field on a daily basis, our staff encounters people from all aspects of the law. You, your staff and your company as a whole, is head and shoulders above the rest in your field. Whether it be speaking to a member of your staff for a general question, or meeting with you regarding a complex issue like an International service upon an International party, we have found you to be extremely dedicated in all you do. Your staff exemplifies great character which merely reflects the great leadership provided by yourself and John. Recently we had an issue regarding International Service upon an individual for one of our family law cases. Our client was concerned that it would take months for service due to the various factors involved. John worked diligently over the next few days and we were happy to report to our client that service could be accomplished with a week due to your company\'s unmatched service. Your staff exemplifies the extraordinary character and strong work ethic upon which your company was founded. We more than gladly and highly recommend your company to anyone requiring service.
- Mike Rathel - Rathel Law Group

I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Rob Bamberg and John Brady of ProServe USA. We have been using ProServe USA for years and are very happy with their service. They are dependable, reliable, and reasonable. I have heard nothing but great comments about their superior service. I highly recommend ProServe USA to everyone.
- Harvey Cohen - Cohen & Battisti

My practice consists almost entirely of litigated personal injury cases, meaning that on virtually every case I handle I need to achieve service on at least one person. I began to use ProServe USA shortly after they opened in 2008. From the time we first began using them, my paralegal and I have been extremely happy with the speed, professionalism and customer service provided by ProServe USA. In fact, as we discussed the superior performance with other attorneys and staff in our office, one by one they began to switch to ProServe USA. I have also recommended ProServe USA to other attorneys in this area, based on the fine work they do, and they have not been disappointed. If you are a lawyer like me whose livelihood depends on moving your files forward to conclusion, ProServe USA will help you do this by achieving quick, hassle free service of process. If you are a paralegal or legal assistant who is too busy to spend a lot of time dealing with getting people or businesses served, ProServe USA\'s great customer service will make your life easier too. I would suggest that you do what we did - give ProServe USA a try and see how they perform for you. If you experience is like ours, pretty soon they will be doing all your service work.
- Thomas K. Brown - The Nation Law Firm

It is with great pleasure that I write on behalf of ProServe USA. Our firm runs a high volume, statewide collections practice and we have hired, fired and rehired numerous process serving companies through the years because of inept work product, lack of communication and overbilling. However, since we have started using ProServe USA to effectuate Service of Process in our cases, we have enjoyed a level of service and professionalism like never before. The communication and efficiency we have experienced has done wonders for the morale of our staff and has made a quite noticeable impact on their stress level. By providing prompt notification that Service of Process has been perfected, or contacting us immediately when defects or problems are detected, it allows our staff to do their own jobs better because the information they need has been provided and they do not have to work needless hours chasing the information. More importantly, when situations have arisen necessitating immediate attention, ProServe USA has recognized the sense of urgency and has found a way to get the job done. One always hopes that the business decisions we make on a daily basis have a positive impact. I can confidently state our choice to do business with ProServe USA has been a beneficial one.
- Wayne Klinkbeil - Foster & Klinkbeil, P.A.

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