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Protocols on Serving Process During the Holidays

Every year around the holidays we get the same question at least a few times: Can process be served on Christmas or New Year’s Day? The answer is that it depends on where you are. While some states have strict regulations on days that process may not be served, Colorado is not one of them.

Colorado Does Not Limit When Process May Be Served

Contrary to popular belief, Colorado law does not prohibit the service of process on holidays. This detail is often overlooked, leading to a common misconception that legal documents cannot be served during these periods. While it’s true that some states have specific laws regarding process service on holidays and Sundays – with Minnesota being the only state in the U.S. explicitly prohibiting service on holidays – Colorado does not fall under this category.

Just Because It’s Legal Doesn’t Mean It’s Best

However, it is important to note that, despite the legal allowance, serving process on holidays in Colorado is generally not considered best practice. The spirit of holidays centers around family time, relaxation, and a break from everyday stressors, including legal matters. Therefore, except in extreme scenarios or under explicit court orders, most process servers and legal professionals in Colorado avoid serving on these days. This approach aligns with the broader industry’s respect for personal time and the overall well-being of individuals during the holiday season.

Accurate Serve Knows How to Deal With Holiday Process

At Accurate Serve, we take a balanced approach. We understand that certain legal situations might require urgent action, including process service during holidays. In such cases, our team ensures that the service is conducted with the utmost respect for all parties involved, adhering to the strict guidelines and ethical considerations that govern our profession. 

We Do More Than Just Process Service

Our team also offers other legal support services you may need during the holiday season. For instance, we offer document retrieval, skip tracing, and diligent search services. These services can be particularly useful when trying to locate individuals who may be difficult to find. We strive to conduct these searches discreetly and efficiently, minimizing disruption to both our clients and the subjects of our inquiries.

The Legal System Doesn’t Take a Vacation

As the holiday season progresses, it’s essential to remember that the world of legal process service does not pause. Legal deadlines and requirements remain in place, and it is our duty at Accurate Serve to ensure that these are met with professionalism and respect for all involved. Our team is committed to providing high-quality service throughout the year, adapting to the unique challenges that each season brings.

If you find yourself in need of our services during this holiday season, do not hesitate to contact us at (303) 501-7121 or send us your work request online. Our team is ready to provide you with the reliable and professional service you deserve, no matter the time of year.