Serving Papers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Minnesota

Processor ServicesFranklin Investigations provides professional legal document process services, also known as serving papers. Any service of process must be served by an individual who is not a party to the case. Process service is the legal process required by courts and other tribunals of giving notice to all parties when facing legal action against them in a court of law or an administrative court.

This process service is accomplished through the delivery of a set or series of documents describing the legal action. Examples of documents that comprise service of process include summonses, complaints, subpoenas, writs, and other court documents. These documents are delivered to the individual whom the legal action is directed by a process server.

Why Does Franklin Investigations Serve Legal Documents

When service of process was first instituted, sheriffs or deputies, and agents of the court performed this important aspect of due process. This became a burden on law enforcement, so the legislation changed to allow private investigators like Franklin Investigations.

What is a Process Server and Why Do I Need to Hire One?

For many people, their only knowledge of process servers is what they have seen on TV and in movies. Process servers play a critical role in the legal justice system, and there may come a day when you need to hire one. 

A process server is an individual who delivers important court documents to an individual or business who has been summoned to appear in court. When there is a legal proceeding, all parties must be notified. In layman's terms, if someone decides to take you to court, you must be told when and where to appear and why you are being asked to appear in court. This notification must be made in writing and done by someone who is not party to nor does that person have any ties to the court case. By being impartial, the process server doesn't have an ulterior motive in delivering the court documents — it is not done to embarrass an individual, nor is it done deceptively or in such a way that does not provide proper notification. 

What Kinds of Documents Does a Process Server Deliver?

A process server can serve a number of different court documents, but most commonly a process server will serve a summons and complaint. A summons is essentially an official notice of a lawsuit. The complaint describes the legal proceedings that are being brought forth to a court. Another court document that could be served is a subpoena, which is a legal document that typically requests documents or evidence for a court case. A subpoena could also require an individual to attend court, such as an expert witness. Other documents could include writs, which is a legal order, or other legal documents.

How Do You Find a Good Process Server?

Each state has different regulations that dictate what training, certification, age, etc. a process server must have. Additionally, as new legislation is introduced, it is a process server’s job to stay current with these changes and adjust their process accordingly. Process servers who engage with and who are part of process server associations are kept apprised of changing laws and regulations, take part in professional development, and take pride in their work. Franklin Investigations is the best choice for process serving, serving paper, in Fargo, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Minnesota.