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Affidavit of Service
What is an Affidavit of Service? 📝
An Affidavit of Service is a supporting legal document which a Process Server uses to attest to: delivery of specific legal documents; to an individual or entity; at a unique location; on a designated date and time; in a particular manor; as described therein, and required by law.
Attention to detail becomes very important knowing that the Judge will carefully read every notarized document submitted. As members of the National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS) and the New York State Professional Process Server's Association (NYSPPSA), you can trust ROC Paper Service to adhere to the highest of ethical standards.
The Affidavit is also sometimes referred to as Proof of Service, which we define separately to highlight the use of GPS, Date, and Time stamped photos as well as a detailed accounting of each attempt, including the respondent's demeanor, responses, and behavoir.
If someone chooses to willfully evade service of legal process, they may eventually find themselves in the position of having to explain themselves to a Judge, or potentially losing something important as a result of having evaded service.
Once an Affidavit of Service has been filled out properly, it must then be signed in front of a Notary Public before it can be filed on behalf of the Petitioner, or returned by USPS First Class Mail and subsequently provided to the court via Counsel or Pro-Se. By doing so, a Process Server provides sworn testimony to the court regarding the details of how service was (or wasn't) executed.