|Advantages of Using a |
Licensed Process Server in NY
1...The payment you give a process server in consideration for serving the opposite party may be added to the legal litigation costs
and, consequently, be reclaimed if you prevail in Court.
2...A process server can deliver court papers by mail or hand them in person to the opposite litigant. In many ways receiving papers
directly from a process server may help you avoid additional trouble because you will not have to confront the defendant in the first
stages of your lawsuit ( This could prevent a potentially unpleasant and unsafe situation). Most persons will react negatively when you
cause them to appear in Court.
3...Having a process server deliver the court papers in person saves time, sometimes many precious days.
4...If the defendant sees a process server it is more likely that he/she will take your lawsuit more seriously.
5...Some court papers (Family Court visitation summons and petition, for example) must be delivered personally. Don't expect the
Court to accept service by mail in most cases.
6...A process server is more likely to prevail at a traverse hearing. If service is challenged by the defendant, a hearing where the
process server will document the manner of service -and what transpired during service- may be ordered. Process servers are more
prepared to deal with traverse hearing issues. Process servers charge hourly fees to appear in Court for traverse hearings.
7...A process server is probably the first human face your opponent will see after you decide to file a claim or lawsuit against him/her.
8...Process servers generally know the proper manner of service and will likely serve your Court documents properly. If you ask a
"friend" to serve your Court documents, anything can happen.
9...The travel expenses associated with serving a litigant are sometimes higher than the cost of hiring a local process server. For
example, to serve a paper in NY City we charge $95, no matter where you are;but if you travel from Florida to serve your papers in NY
the trip may cost you more than $195. So hiring the process server saves you $100 dollars, plus you get the peace of mind that your
papers will be served professionally. Additionally using other methods for process service, such as service by publication may be too
expensive in New York, with newspapers charging more than $800.00 for publication of a summons.
10...A process server is a professional who knows how to effect service of process and who has an established computer system
dedicated to registering process service jobs and to issuing the required affidavits of service.