Difficult Process Service
Regarding difficult process service scenarios, our private detective agency has successfully served hundreds of individuals subpoenas, summons, restraining orders, tenant evictions, foreclosure and a host of other writs. A cause of action filed in the courts cannot proceed until the parties are properly served. There are deadlines in which proper service must be effectuated to avoid re-filing. Oftentimes, a defendant or respondent will deliberately avoid the service to avoid obvious consequences. This interferes with the normal course of the legal procedure and the process server or Sheriff will return it unserved after three attempts.
Difficult process service is something we specialize in. We are experts when it comes to difficult service AND IT’S NOT CALLED DIFFICULT FOR NOTHING. We are not Tom Sellick however; When we are charged with the task of serving someone who others have failed to do in the past, they are expecting it but it’s rare that our detectives do not get our mark. Investigation fees are based on time and complexity and we charge a minimum of 5 hours and most are done in that amount of time. However occasionally, there are circumstances where it could cost more – especially if we have to secure a current address and or place of employment. Private investigators will do background checks when necessary, search social media accounts, talk to neighbors and relatives until we narrow down the best time and place to serve the defendant. Often it requires surveillance or an elaborate ruse to lure the subject out in the open.
Avoiding service can be as simple as not answering your door or denying your identity. It is unlawful (except in evictions) to leave a writ under or taped to the front door. Ideally, you want to effectuate “Personal Service” which requires LAI detectives hand the document directly to the person in question but “Sub-Service” is also a legitimate and legal way to serve someone. Our private investigators document the service with either photos or video along with a sworn proof of service which in 25 years has never been challenged!
Call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 894-5200 or submit your inquiry via email to get the process started to email@example.com and we like to reiterate that WE DO NOT DO TRADITIONAL SERVICE but for that you can go to our Yelp page for our recommendation.
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