Service of Process | Personal Delivery Required 


No Substitutions

When a Pro se litigant or an attorney submit paperwork requesting involvement from a court, it's often incumbent upon the Petitioner to notify the Respondent under The Due Process Clause.

While all Service in New York State may be referred to as "Routine Service," Individual or Personal Service requires a Process Server to serve ONLY the respondent DIRECTLY (Personal In-Hand Delivery Required). No third party may accept on the respondent's behalf, and no other method of Service is permitted. This is common in a Divorce or in Family Court proceedings.

You or your Attorney may not Serve the opposing party directly as a party to the action. 

Professional Service

Hiring an experienced professional Process Server in Divorce, Family Court, or Child Support proceedings ensures that Service is performed in accordance with the law, is well documented with GPS date & time stamped photos and descriptive notes, and that signed & notarized Affidavits of Service are scanned and returned via USPS Certified Mail with no hidden fees.


Information Gathering

In order to provide the best possible outcome , we ask for as much detail as possible regarding the respondent(s). Such information may include (but is not limited to) work & social schedule, a physical description, photo(s) and social media profiles, vehicle(s) they drive, last known addresses, etc.

When a Process Server encounters a bad address, they will attempt to obtain updated information regarding the respondent's whereabouts. This may include (but is not limited to) interviewing the current residents and neighbors, as well as searching for relatives and assocaites.


Serving Illusive Individuals

In order to properly demonstrate due diligence and a good faith effort to locate & provide Service upon an evasive respondent (someone who's intentionally made themselves difficult to locate), it may be necessary to perform a Skip Trace search and check multiple addresses.

Hiding behind an intercom or refusing to open the door won't prohibit Service; Spector v. Berman.

If someone chooses to willfully evade Service of Process, they may eventually find themselves in the position of having to explain themselves or lose something important as a result of having done so. 


Serving Aggressive Individuals

As a Civil Process Serving business with a knack for finding and Serving individuals who've made themselves difficult to locate, one thing we don't go looking for is trouble. We're well prepared to deal with situations that go awry, but our approach to each Serve is practical over tactical.

If there is reason to believe the Respondent may react aggressively or violently, the County Sheriff's Civil Bureau within your local jurisdiction may be better suited to help.