Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

Q. What is Process Service?
A. Service of process is giving legal notice to a person that a court or administrative body is engaging in a legal action involving them, so that the person can respond and is accomplished by delivering a set of court documents to the person to be served.
Usually, court documents must be served upon the defendant directly. Proper service of process establishes jurisdiction of the court over the person served. If the defendant ignores further pleadings or fails to participate in the proceedings, then the court or administrative body may find the defendant in default, and the claimant wins their case.
In some cases, service by substitute is allowed and documents may be served upon another responsible adult at the person's residence, place of business, or employment.
One interesting fact about process service: the person being served cannot avoid service by not taking the document in hand, as is often shown in movies.

 

Q. How long have you been in business?
A. We have been serving all of Essex County, Ontario since 1998. This includes Windsor, Lasalle, Tecumseh, Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Leamington, Belle River, etc.

 

Q. Do you serve papers beyond Windsor/Essex County?
A. Service is available in Chatham and Tilbury area, as well Pelee Island. Service is also available in the Greater Detroit area, if feasible. Outside of our service area, we have a network of trustworthy court document service providers, and we are continually expanding that network. We serve for various law firms & process servers throughout the U.S.A. -- and especially the Greater Detroit area -- in the Windsor-Essex County region .  

Q. Do you charge by the service attempt or is it a flat rate?
A. Our fee is based on municipality. We charge one fee for a service, regardless of how many attempts we must make to effect service. Multiple attempts will only accrue a fee for mileage.

 

Q. What does the fee include?
A. Fast, effective service; sworn Affidavits of service; and return postage via regular mail. Upgraded shipping is available for an additional fee.

 

Q. Is there a limit to the number of service attempts?
A. No. We will do everything we can in order to effect service, and we will only cease trying when service is not an option, not possible, or we are told to stop. We aim to successfully complete any service: that is our mission!

 

 

 

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