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  Our Process Servers are Full-Time, Registered, and Bonded!
  We provide Routine, Rush, and Priority Service throughout all of
  Los Angeles County. (Statewide is also available upon request.) 
  • Routine Services are 1st attempted 3-5 days of receipt. 
  • Rush Services are attempted within 48 hours of receipt.
  • Priority Services are attempted within 24 hours of receipt -
  • and again every day until the documents are successfully served.
  All Services are attempted as many times as necessary until the
  documents are served. We do not charge for additional attempts
  at the SAME address.
 For SKIP TRACING, and all other Investigative services.
  See the Investigations page.
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Phone 1-800-799-5142   Fax 1-800-605-5144
Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm Pacific
Downtown Los Angeles San Fernando Valley
655 S. Flower Street #326,
Los Angeles, CA. 90017
17216 Saticoy Street #358,
Van Nuys, CA. 91406

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All about Los Angeles Process Serving:

What you should know about Process Serving, and hiring a Los Angeles Process Server.

How you can find qualified: Los Angeles County Process Serving

In the State of California, the law requires that a process server be at least 18 years of age and not a party to the action.
He or she must be a disinterested person and have no legal or financial interest in the lawsuit.
A party to the action is defined as the plaintiff or defendant.

Within Los Angeles County, a person registers as a process server by posting a $2,000 bond and filing a certificate of registration with the county clerk.
That certificate of registration states that the registrant has not been convicted of a felony.
The registrant must also complete a live scan finger printing for a State and Federal background check to insure that they have had no felony convictions.

Process Serving statutes give the server authority in serving certain documents such as:
Writ of Attachment
Writ of Execution
Earnings Withholding Order
Order of Examination of Judgment Debtor
Pre-Judgment claim of right to possession

Also it is strongly advised that when serving these documents a Professional Process Server be retained so that You as the Plaintiff or Petitioner can avoid a physical altercation with a disgruntled Defendant, Respondent, or Witness.
Summons and Complaints
Summons and Petitions
Unlawful Detainers
Criminal and Civil Subpoenas
Small Claims
Restraining Orders
Texas Citations
HOA and Foreclosure documents

Process serving laws also give special legal status in regard to the manner in which the server conducts himself while serving legal documents.
Assault on a process server while serving court papers is a felony.
Has Limited exemption from trespass.
Must be provided access to a gated community when performing a service of process.
Serving costs, locate and stakeout fees are recoverable.

Los Angeles County process serving is not limited to the hour a service of process can be made. Generally speaking, serving of process may be made 24 hours on any day of the week, provided that the documents to be served originate in a state that allows process to be served without restrictions.

Although There are no hard and fast rules as to when service of process can be made (other than on Sunday) but, a good Los Angeles process server should use some discretion when serving process late at night or early in the morning. A rule of thumb that most los angeles process servers use is not to serve process after 10:00 pm or before 7:00 am, unless specifically requested by the client to serve the process at a time outside of those hours.

Outside California, other states have varying rules for service of process. A professional process server should certainly stay informed in that regard to avoid an improper service, which could cause serious delays to a court case if the process server failed to perform his duty in properly serving the legal documents.

Big problems can arise out of improper service of process. For example if a Los Angeles process server makes an improper service, or if that server lies on a proof of service declaration, the court has no jurisdiction over the person served.
Usually when an improper service is made, it is not discovered for many months, often times after a default judgment is entered. In that event, the defendant may have a cause of action against the plaintiff and the process server for abuse of process and emotional distress to only mention a few issues.
The professional process server is obligated and has a legal duty to know the proper manner for service of process.
His registration could be revoked for performing an invalid service of process.

When considering Los Angeles Process Serving,
it is important to know whether or not a server is qualified to handle your assignment.
The following is a list of questions for you to consider in that regard.

Is the Los Angeles process server registered and bonded?
- Is he or she a full time professional process server ? Or a part time server trying to earn a few extra dollars while serving in his or her spare time?
- Does the process server live and work in the area in which you need something served? If he lives 50 miles away from your subject’s address, how many times a day or even a week is he going to try serving your paper?
Always as a rule of thumb, make sure that the process server you hire resides a reasonable distance from where you need process serving.
- Does the Los Angeles process server or Process Service Company work nights and weekends? Remember the Sheriff only works early morning and sometimes early evenings…NO weekends!
What if your subject is only home on weekends?
- Does the process server or process service company provide Skip Tracing in the event the subject’s address is bad or maybe he or she moved; who is going to find the new address for you?
- How many attempts will the process server make in serving the defendant for your service fee?

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