Why does each of the United States, DC and Puerto Rico require corporate entities to have a Registered Agent?
Almost every state requires a Registered Agent to serve as an official contact for the business. A Registered Agent is responsible for receiving Service of Process and legal mandates for entities and must promptly relay them to the correct individual(s) within the entity targeted for service. This is where Process Servers enter the scene. Process Servers listed in this directory are the official people who hand deliver your documents directly to the Registered Agent.
How the Wrong Registered Agent Could Cost You Your Lawsuit Before It Begins?
As a nationwide directory of experienced Process Servers, we all work hard at minimize mistakes. As such, we cannot remember any mistakes made during the past two decades. If or when a mistake may be made or a deadline may be missed, it can be quite costly. If an error occurs at the very beginning, when the lawsuit is served, the result can be especially harsh. This is especially true when it comes to serving a Registered Agent. Each Registered Agent has their own rules and specific requirements all of which our Process Servers are familiar with. So, no worries, our directory of listed Process Servers do not make mistakes, they serve legal process and subpoena's on time, with full knowledge of how to properly effectuate service, and assure each proof, affidavit or return complies with the court where the service originates from.
Why is an In-State Registered Agent is Required?
All states in America like their citizens to be able to track down corporate entities. They do not like the idea of an entity that is hard to reach simply because its office is across state lines, especially if that entity does business within the state. States agencies want to be sure that their offices do not have a difficult time finding a representative Registered Agent, regardless of where that company has its physical address, and they need to assure citizens to have easy access to a Registered Agent. In addition, it is equally essential that law firms and litigants have access to corporate entities for the purpose of placing them on legal notice and serving process. This is where a Process Server enters the situation. Process Servers handle all types of documents and deliver them to Registered Agents in their official capacity and make sure they are properly served.
When is a Registered Agent available to accept legal documents?
Registered Agents maintain an office during regular business hours. Most Process Servers will know the hours of availability and serve process accordingly. Registered Agents are usually open Monday through Friday. In some cases, recently, Registered Agents introduced additional rules and policies due to health and security concerns. Local Process Servers are engaged with current changes, so no worries.
What is included in the Process Servers fee for serving a Registered Agent ?
Process Servers always provide service of process to Registered Agents for a flat fee. The fee is determined, in advance of the service and includes a proof of service / affidavits and or return of service.
How do I get my documents to a Process Server?
The majority of Process Servers are paperless and discourage use of the US mail. Process Servers encourage all clients to scan, convert documents into a pdf format, and send them via email, whenever possible. In some extraordinary situations where the page count is voluminous, Process Servers will accept documents by overnight delivery as such they will provide you with the address where to send your documents.
How are Process Servers who perform service of process upon a Registered Agent paid for?
All payments can be made with credit cards, Venmo, Zelle, Paypal and for large amounts, wire transfers can be arranged. Process Servers require prepayment for anticipated services before they can active services.
What Does the Term "process" mean?
The term "process" means any legal document that needs to be "served" (delivered), and includes, but are not limited to, summonses, subpoenas, writs, orders to show cause, evictions, foreclosures, petitions, complaints, writs, citations, judgments, court orders, notices to appear, etc.
What is the difference between a Registered Agent Process Server and a Delivery Person, Courier, or Messenger?
Generally, one of the main differences between a Process Server and a "delivery person" or courier is, process service usually involves delivery of legal documents and generally it is unwelcoming by the recipients of process. Process Servers deliver subpoenas, summonses, complaints, citations, petitions, court orders, notices, etc. Indeed, very few persons in United States look forward to getting served with a summons and complaint. Furthermore, Process Servers actions and procedures are generally regulated and established by laws and courts. Whereas, couriers, delivery people, and messengers are usually engaged in delivering non legal documents.
Why are Registered Agent Process Servers Important?
Hiring a Process Server is an important step in ensuring a legal matter is heard by the court. Process Servers serve legal documents to Registered Agents to formally provide official notice of a pending lawsuit asserted against a corporate entity. Process Servers are important because they help uphold due process of law.
What Does Due Process Mean to a Registered Agent Process Server?
The U.S. Constitution requires that no person be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of the law. In accordance with due process, the Process Server performs an important function of protecting defendant and witness entity of their rights by providing them with notice of a lawsuit or legal proceeding filed against a particular entity. Proper service of process officially establishes jurisdiction over the defendant or witness entity. Once a Registered Agent is properly served, it must notify the corporate entity who they represent as soon as reasonably possible.
As part of our vetting process, we require Process Servers have perfected the methods of process of serving and delivering urgent documents to Registered Agents. Listed Process Servers in our directory have been to all Registered Agent offices and we are absolutely confident your service will be successful. Their experience and knowledge is extensive and considered to be the best in the nation.