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What is a Process Server or Service of Process?
When do you need a Process Server or service of process for your legal needs in Texas (or nation-wide)?  Process Serving comes into play in a variety of legal situations.

Imagine you're filing a lawsuit against someone or dealing with a divorce or civil matter. In those cases, you'll need to serve the other party with important legal documents like citations, temporary restraining orders, and subpoenas. It's all about making sure they know they have been called into a legal matter and providing them the opportunity to respond. Even in criminal and administrative proceedings, you might need to serve subpoenas or summonses to witnesses or people involved. Just remember, the rules can differ depending on where you are and the type of case you're dealing with. So, it's best to talk to legal pros or process servers who know the ins and outs. We'll guide you through the proper methods and procedures to serve papers in Texas and beyond.
When is Service of Process Necessary?
Service of process is necessary when initiating a lawsuit, filing for divorce, dealing with civil matters like personal injury claims or debt collection, or in criminal and administrative proceedings. It ensures that legal documents are delivered to the involved parties, informing them of the legal action and providing an opportunity to respond, Specific requirements vary by jurisdiction and case type, so legal professionals or process servers should be consulted for accurate guidance.
What Happens After I Hire a Process Server?
After hiring process server several steps will follow. You'll provide them with the necessary legal documents. The process server will verify the information and make multiple attempts to personally serve the recipient. If successful, they'll obtain proof of service, a document confirming the details of the delivery. This proof is crucial for the court. Once the service is completed, the process server will file the return of service with the court. Throughout the process, the server should keep you updated on their progress. Remember, the specifics may vary based on jurisdiction and case details. It's essential to communicate openly with the process server and consult them for any questions or concerns you may have.


When would I need a process server?

You would need a process server when initiating lawsuits, serving divorce papers, dealing with civil matters, delivering subpoenas, handling evictions, or managing probate proceedings.

Where do I begin?

First, you’ll want to determine what type of process serving company you’d prefer for your specific situation. Next, set up an account and submit your order to get started!

What happens if the process server has a hard time finding the subject?

With access to multiple databases, we can efficiently locate your subject. Skip tracing/ locate search are both included in our fee to cut down on search delays. Our extensive experience makes us experts in finding individuals. Once we gather the data, we analyze it to provide you with advice on their possible whereabouts. We offer both basic and comprehensive search options to suit your needs.

How do I track the status of my order? Do you have a client portal to track
my orders?

This will vary depending on your situation and factors including but not limited to: the orders received by the judge presiding over your case, how long it takes to locate the defendant involved in your case, which level of service you choose from your process server, and the method(s) of service required to successfully deliver papers. Learn more about how long it may take to serve your papers.

Not Familiar With Service of Process?
Read our recent blog posts to get up to speed!

How to Prepare and File a Return of Service of Service and Affidavit

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 […]

What Should I Expect From My Process Server?

Most people are at least familiar with the profession of a process server, but for many people, it ends there. So what exactly is a process server and what can you expect when you hire one?  A Process Server is a professional who is able to deliver or “serve” various types of legal documents to […]

Skip Trace License Plate Search 101: What Type of Information Can You Find?

Before & After Attempting Process Service Before a process server can attempt to serve a defendant, there are some general pieces of information that are usually needed on that individual. Such as:  In the world of process serving, though, locating the defendant to serve them their papers is not always easy. Let’s face it, these […]

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Happy Clients

"Shane and his crew at Encore Legal Process have been our go-to process servers since they started. Even after all these years, Encore Legal Process still provides swift but thorough service, and even provides value-add services like substitute service motions, citation coordination with county clerks, skip trace research and address verifications. They truly go above and beyond as process servers and we count on their expertise year round. I would heartily recommend Shane and Encore Legal Process to any counsel looking for a comprehensive process server experience."
"I work for a small, boutique litigation firm as the sole paralegal. In order for our office to be effective and efficient, we have to be able to get in touch with our team immediately. Shane at Encore Legal Process is our MVP for process serving. I make one phone call or email and I can get in touch with him within minutes if not immediately. Our conversations are pleasant, but to the point, and the corresponding results delivered are precise and impressively fast. My days are fast and dynamic, but I can always count on the reliability and professionalism from Shane at Encore Legal Process when I need prompt process service in the greater Houston area and statewide. I've used his services for many years now, and won't user anyone else."
"We are so appreciative of all the hard work Encore Legal Process does for us. Everyone at our firm gets excited when we have a document for service because we are 100% confident that Encore Legal Process will be able to handle it. We no longer have to sweat on whether the job will get done, if the ball will be dropped, and if we’ll hear from Encore Legal Process to know you received a citation. Their responsiveness is top notch."

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