While legal professionals are privy to legal jargon, most other people are not familiar with it. They may often find themselves swimming in a pool of uncertainty, overwhelmed with trying to understand the necessary steps of walking through their legal proceedings.
When you’re not even sure where to begin, terms like “Return of Service” or “Affidavit of Service” are confusing. In this article, we will explain what these specific terms mean and discuss the necessary steps you’ll need to take in order to ensure that your legal needs are met.
So when it comes to needing help with serving someone with legal papers and all the required steps that follow, you can rely on our professionals at Encore Legal Process.
If you need to serve someone with legal papers of any kind, you can simply reach out to our office and we will assist you every step of the way.
There are a few ways to contact us:
Once you contact us, we will assist you in making sure that your legal papers are served to the required person/people. To learn more about what types of papers a process server serves or just about the process, in general, check out our other article What Types of Papers Does a Process Server Serve and What Is the Process?
After your papers have been served to the defendant, the next step is to file a proof of service. Let’s answer some questions that you’ll likely have pertaining to a Proof of Service:
The last thing you want is for your legal case to be put on hold due to paperwork being incorrectly filled out or filed.
Now that you have a general understanding of what a Return of Service is and what information you’ll likely find on it, let’s discuss how to go about actually filling one out.
At Encore Legal Process, we can make sure that your Return of Service is filled out correctly, according to the Rule 107 of the Texas Civil Code of Procedure.
When your Return of Service is filled out and you have inspected it for accuracy, the next step is to file it.
Copies of the Return of Service will need to be given to all required people. It is generally required to file the Return of Service with the court that will be handling that particular case. In some cases, copies may also need to be given to other parties involved in the legal case.
At Encore Legal Process, we can handle all of this for you. We will serve the necessary papers to the defendant, create and fill out a Return of Service once the papers have been served, and even file the Return of Service for you after service has been completed. We offer this e-filing at no additional cost, to ensure that copies are given to everyone in need of them.