Are you trying to file a civil case and can’t find the other party to the case? You absolutely must serve all parties to your civil lawsuit or legal action before your case can move forward in front of the courts. Without this proof of service, you won’t be able to get any type of remedy from the court. They have to be given a chance to tell their side of the story.
But sometimes you can’t find the person who needs to be served. If their last known address isn’t good, you’re going to have to work with someone who can track them down. Here’s what you need to know.
Why you have to make good faith attempts
Your private process server has to make several attempts to serve the legal papers before they give up. Part of making those good faith attempts also requires you to try to find the person if there is difficulty. Finding missing persons can be done by the right private process server, or they might work with a private investigator. All avenues for personal service must be exhausted before the server gives up. Continue reading
Did you know that anyone can serve legal papers in Denver? It’s true! You don’t have to have a process server, but you should. Why? Because the papers still have to be served the right way, or your case could be thrown out of court. Here’s what you need to know about serving legal papers in Denver.
Who can serve papers?
Almost anyone can serve the legal papers, so long as they are: Continue reading
Every state has different rules about how legal documents must be delivered, but all states have some rules about service of process. Process service is required to ensure that defendants or respondents to a case are aware of the case and have the opportunity to defend themselves, as is required by the constitution. But who can serve papers in Denver?
The rules about service of process in Denver are pretty lax compared to other parts of the country. Just about anyone over the age of 18 is able to serve papers in Denver. All it requires is that papers are not served by a party to the case, the server must be 18 years of age, and an Affidavit of Service must be filed with the court. Continue reading