Process Servers offer a great service for those who need to have papers served, because they are licensed and bonded, which protects your interests. It also ensures they have proper training to execute your transaction properly, so as to not cost you additional time and money due to even minor mistakes. Because they are a neutral third party, you do not have to worry about an ugly confrontation that could cause additional problems.
Every state has their own licensing process, and to the best of my knowledge every state offers a license to process servers. This benefits all of us, because sometimes you may need to bring litigation against someone who lives in another state. It would be much more beneficial for someone living in Texas to hire maryland process servers than for them to try to plan a trip to do it themselves. Why? One factor is the cost. You’d have airfare, hotel, rental car, food, and other miscellaneous expenses. In addition, you’d have to learn what the laws, rules, and regulations were for the state you’d be travelling to, because one mistake could cause your entire suit to be dismissed. It would be much more financially prudent to hire someone who is licensed and knowledgeable about the process in that area. They could receive the documents, serve them, and complete any and all required documentation on their end to send back to you.
Even if you are local to the party you need to serve papers too, it would be wiser in most cases to use a professional. You always want to make sure you are staying within the boundaries of the law and not missing any minor piece of the puzzle that could risk your position, and that’s before you consider any confrontation that could occur, depending on the situation involved. Your suit may be a simple matter both parties agree on, but needs to go through the court system, it could be an ugly battle that one or both parties could become hostile over, or anywhere in between. In may layman’s opinion, this type of situation is always best handled by a professional. It’s likely easier and less expensive when all factors are considered.
This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.