Filing a lawsuit here in Denver can be time-consuming and complicated. Each step must be completed correctly and in order, and you may not know what to do next or have difficulty visualizing the entire process from beginning to end. Here’s a quick guide to filing your civil lawsuit or small-claims case in Denver:
Form JDF 250 is the Notice, Claim, and Summons to Appear for Trial. This is the first step in all civil cases. To complete Form JDF 250, you will need: Continue reading
Whether you’re prosecuting a criminal case or defending the accused, chances are you’ll need to have a subpoena served at some point during the criminal complaint process in Colorado. Just one mistake in the process of service could jeopardize your entire case. Hiring reliable process servers who are vigilant about compliance with state law is crucial to your success and your client’s future!
There are five main times when you may need to issue a subpoena during the process of a criminal complaint in CO: Continue reading
You’ve heard the phrase, “You’ve been served!” but do you know all of the legal meaning behind it? Being “served” is a part of a procedure called service of process, and it’s the first step of any civil lawsuit. You never know when you will find yourself initiating or receiving service, so it’s important to understand the basics.
What Is Service of Process?
Service of process is the initial step required to begin a lawsuit. It’s so important because it includes all of the steps necessary to inform other parties of their involvement in the lawsuit. Service of process makes these notifications using the formal delivery of papers like complaints and motions. Continue reading
You hear a knock at the door, but you don’t recognize the person standing on the other side of your door. It could be a process server, a professional hired to deliver legal documents into your hands.
Do you open the door and accept the papers or turn running the other way? As tempting as it may be to avoid a process server, it’s a very bad idea. Process servers are only messengers; ignoring the documents they’re delivering won’t make your problems disappear. Whether it’s a debt, divorce, or home foreclosure, avoiding your process server can’t reverse the problem. Continue reading
Process servers play a critical role in the delivery and receipt of sensitive legal documents. Without them, future legal action cannot occur.
However, process servers are not always perfect. Mistakes sometimes occur that can lead to a case dismissal or even a mistrial. This is why it’s so important to entrust your document delivery to a reputable, experienced process serving company with highly trained employees.
Mistake #1: Serving the Wrong Person
This mistake is more common than you might think! Serving the wrong person is a huge problem that occurs when the intended recipient has the same or similar name as someone else. In other cases, process servers accidentally serve the wrong person based on an outdated address or case of mistaken identity. Continue reading