Colorado Attorney Services has their focus on providing each client with superior quality services. We value each client relationship by making sure that we meet their needs and expectations. Serving subpoenas and process serving is most of the work we do. The owner, James D. Roland, has ensured that his team of professionals are trained and continually updated about the laws casing what makes a serve legally valid. The team that James Roland must put together to form Colorado Attorney Services is all about providing you with exceptional service. Here is how we do it.
Process servers have what at first appears to be an innocuous and mundane job. They must serve legal documents to the pertinent individual in a court case. This process may not be as simple as it sounds, however. If the process server is inexperienced or provides substandard service, it is all too possible for them to serve the incorrect person or fumble other key steps.
Therefore, when hiring a process server, you will want to do your due diligence and vet a capable professional for the job. The following are several questions you can ask your potential new process service hire to help you in this task.
Tracking down defendants can be a tricky or difficult task. That is why experience matters in the process server profession. Knowing how long your server has been in business will give you some idea as to how proficient they might be.
All servers must be certified to perform service in their state, region, and jurisdiction if required. It will not hurt to make sure the server you want to hire has the proper licenses for the job, in Colorado it is not required to have a license or certification. As is the case with any court proceedings you may be involved in, be aware of what will be accepted and valid in court.
Regular communication is a trademark of a good process server. You should be able to count on relevant updates as they are available. Likewise, the server should be reachable by phone or email or return your messages within a reasonable amount of time. Ask ahead of time what their communication standards are like and how often you can expect to hear from them.
The cost of hiring a process server can vary a lot from case to case. The individual's location influences cost the most. That is especially true if the service is international. Travel and parking fees may factor into the total pricing as well. You should be able to get a straightforward pricing structure from a service processor upfront in addition to a quote for each case when possible.
Service might be quick, or it could take extra time to find a defendant if their whereabouts are not easily discernible. If the defendant is willfully attempting to avoid service, that may cause delays as well. Jurisdictional limitations like not allowing service on holidays can influence the timing. Of course, international service usually takes longer too. Nevertheless, get an idea from the start how long the process server intends to take and have them inform you of any anticipated anomalies that could affect the timing.
By Colorado Attorney Services 10-20-2021