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Process Service Associates,"A Professional Process Service Company" , Los Angeles Process Server 1-800-799-5142
Welcome to Process Service Associates !!! We offer Expert Process Serving with Unlimited Attempts on a Flat Fee Basis anywhere in Los Angeles County !!! ***** To Get Started, Click Here to fillout our online "SERVICE FORM" ***** Our Los Angeles County Registered Process Servers offer Legal Document Service of: Small Claims, Subpoenas, Order to Appear for Examination, Summons and Complaints, Summons and Petitions, Divorce, Restraining Orders, Child Support/Custody, Eviction/Unlawful Detainers, and other General Messenger Delivery. - Keywords - Process Serving - Difficult Serves - Skip Trace - Investigations - Court Filings - Investigator - CT Corporation - Non Pub Phone Info - Court Services - Due Diligence Reports - Process Service - SSN Trace - Investigations - P.O. Box Search - Court Case Lookups - Ct Corp - Process Server - Asset Search - Investigator - StakeOuts - Court Filing - Witness Locates - Process Service - California - Investigators - Small Claims Assistance - Acton - Agoura - Agoura Hills - Agua Dulce - Alhambra - Altadena - Arcadia - Arleta - Artesia - Avalon - Azusa - Baldwin Hills - Baldwin Park - Barrington - Bassett - Bell - Bell Canyon - Bell Gardens - Bellflower - Belmont Shore - Beverly Hills - Bixby Knolls - Bouquet Canyon - Box Canyon - Boyle Heights Bradbury - Brentwood - Briggs - Burbank - Cabrillo - Calabasas - Calabasas Hills - Canoga Park - Canyon Country - Carson - Castaic - Catalina - Century City - Cerritos - Charter Oak - Chatsworth - Cimarron - City of Commerce - City of Industry - City Ranch - Claremont - Commerce - Compton - Cornell - Covina - Crenshaw - Crystalaire - Cudahy - Culver City - Del Sur - Diamond Bar - Dockweiler - Dominguez - Downey - Duarte - Eagle Rock - East Long Beach - East Los Angeles - East Rancho Dom - Echo Park - Edendale - El Monte - El Segundo - Elizabeth Lake - Encino - Fair Oaks Ranch - Fairmont - Firestone Park - Flint - Flintridge - Fort Macarthur - Foy - Friendly Valley - Gardena - Glassell - Glassell Park - Glendale - Glendora - Granada Hills - Green - Green Valley - Greenmead - Griffith - Hacienda Heights - Hancock - Hansen Hills - Harbor City - Hawaiian Gardens - Hawthorne - Hazard - Hermosa Beach - Hi Vista - Hidden Hills - Highland Park Holly Park - Hollyglen - Hollywood - Huntington Park - Inglewood - Irwindale - Juniper Hills - Kagel Canyon - La Canada - La Crescenta - La Mirada - La Puente - La Tijera - La Tuna Canyon - La Verne - Lake Balboa - Lake Elizabeth - Lake Hughes - Lake Los Angeles - Lake View Terrace - Lakewood - Lancaster - Lane - Lawndale - Leimert Park - Lennox - Leona Valley - Lincoln Heights - Little rock - Llano - Lomita - Long Beach - Los Angeles - Los Feliz - Los Nietos - Lugo - Lynwood - Malibu - Manhattan Beach - Mar Vista - Marina del Rey - Market - Maywood - Metler Valley - Mint Canyon - Miracle Mile - Mirada - Mission Hills - Monrovia - Monte Nido - Montebello - Monterey Park - Montrose - Mount Baldy - Mount Wilson - Naples - Neenach - Newhall - North Hills - North Hollywood - North Long Beach - Northridge - Norwalk - Oak Park - Oakwood - Pacific Palisades - Pacoima - Palmdale - Palms - Palos Verdes - Panorama City - Paramount - Pasadena - Pearblossom - Phillips Ranch - Pico Heights - Pico Rivera - Playa del Rey - Playa Vista - Pomona - Porter Ranch - Portuguese Bend - Preuss - Quartz Hill - Rancho Dominguez - Rancho Palos Verd. - Rancho Park - Redondo Beach - Reseda - Rimpau - Rolling Hills - Rolling Hills Estates - Rosemead - Rosewood - Rowland Heights - San Dimas - San Fernando - San Gabriel - San Marino - San Pedro - Sandbergo - Sanford - Santa Catalina - Santa Clarita - Santa Fe Springs - Santa Monica - Santa Western - Saratoga Hills - Sepulveda - Shadow Hills - Sherman Oaks - Sherman Village - Sierra Madre - Signal Hill - Silver Lake - Simi Valley - Sleepy Valley - South El Monte - South Gate - South Pasadena - South San Gabriel - Starlight Hills - Stevenson Ranch - Studio City - Sun Valley - Sun Village - Sunland - Sylmar - Tarzana - Temple City - Terminal Island - Thousand Oaks - Three Points - Toluca Lake - Topanga - Torrance - Tujunga - Universal City - Val Verde - Valencia - Valley Village - Valyermo - Van Nuys - Venice - Verdugo City - Vermont - Vernon - View Park - Village - Walnut - Walnut Park - Watts - West Adams - West Covina - West Hills - West Hollywood - West Los Angeles - West Toluca Lake - Westchester - Westlake Village - Westvern - Whittier - Wilcox - Wilmington - Wilsona Gardens - Windsor Hills - Winnetka - Woodland Hills -
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                                  Process Service Associates
                  17216 Saticoy St. #358, Van Nuys, CA. 91406
          655 South Flower Street #326, Los Angeles, CA. 90017
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Straight talk about what you should know about Los Angeles Process Serving, and hiring the right Process Service Company.

 In the State of California, the law requires that a Los Angeles Process Server must be at least 18 years of age and not a party to the action in which he/she is the process server.  A party to the action is defined as the plaintiff or defendant.  He must be a disinterested person and have no legal or financial interest in the lawsuit in which he is the process server.  After he completes the service of process, he must swear under penalty of perjury that the service of process was executed in a proper manner and that the defendant was provided due process and the service of process was made in a calculated manner designed to give the defendant actual notice of the proceeding.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff as well as other county sheriffs throughout California have a civil process division and provide process serving for the general public on a limited basis.  Some sheriff’s offices serve only mandated process, such as writs requiring the physical taking of property.

 In Los Angeles County and most other California counties there is an alterative to the County Sheriff for your Process Serving needs…A Registered Los Angeles County Process Server.

As previously stated, California law requires that a Los Angeles process server be over the age of 18 and not a party to the action.  If the person/process server serves more then ten services in one calendar year he or she must register as a professional process server.  Attorneys, employees of attorneys, licensed private investigators, sheriffs or governmental employees who are acting in the capacity of their employment, and professional photo copiers whose only process serving relates to subpoenas for the production of records, are exempt from registering as process servers.  This exemption does not make the person a registered server.  It only exempts them from having to register as a process server.

In Los Angeles County, a person registers as a process server by posting a $2,000 process server bond and filing of a certificate of registration with the Los Angeles county clerk.  The certificate of registration states that the registrant /process server has not been convicted of a felony.

The registrant must also provide 2 finger print cards for a State and Federal background check to insure that they have no felony convictions.

 The Registered Los Angeles Process Server statute gives them authority to serve certain documents :

+  Writ of Attachment

+  Writ of execution

+  Earnings withholding order

+  Order of Examination of judgment debtor

+  Pre-Judgment claim of right to possession

The registered process server also has special legal status in regard to the manner in which the process server conducts himself as a process server.

+ Assault on a process server while performing a service of process is a felony

+ Limited exemption from trespass

+ Proof of service has rebuttable presumption status

+ Must be provided access to a gated community when performing a service of process

+ Service, locate and stakeout fees are recoverable costs

Registered Los Angeles process servers are not limited to when service of process can be made.  Generally speaking service of process may be made 24 hours on any day of the week, provided that the documents to be served originate in a state that allows process to be served without restrictions.  Please note that certain states do not allow process service on Sunday.

As stated, there is no hard and fast rule as to when service of process can be made (other than on Sunday) however, a good Los Angeles process serving company should use some discretion when serving process late at night or early in the morning.  A rule of thumb that most Los Angeles County process servers use is not to serve any legal documents after 10:00 pm or before 7:00 am, unless specifically requested by the process server’s client to serve at a time outside of those hours.

Other states have varying rules for service of process.  A professional process service company should certainly stay informed in that regard to avoid an improper service, which could cause serious delays to a court case if the Los Angeles Process Server failed to perform his duty to properly serve legal documents

Serious problems can arise out of improper service of process. For example, when a improper service is made or the process server lies on a proof of service declaration, the court has no jurisdiction over the person served.  Usually a bad service is not discovered for many months, often times after a default judgment is entered. In that event, the defendant may have a cause of action against the plaintiff and the process server for abuse of process and emotional distress to mention a few.

The professional los angeles process service company is obligated and has a legal duty to know the proper manner for service of process.  The Process Server's registration could be revoked for performing an invalid service of process.

When hiring a Los Angeles Process Service Company,

It is important to know whether or not their Process Server is qualified to handle your assignment. The following is a list of questions for you to consider in that regard.

 Is the Los Angeles Process Server registered and bonded?

  1.  Is the Process Server a full time professional or do they work part time trying to earn a few extra dollars in his/her spare time?
  2. Does the Process Server live and work in the area in which you need a service? If he lives 50 miles away from your subject’s address, how many times a day or even a week is he going to try to serve your paper? Always make sure that the process server you hire resides a reasonable distance from where you need process serving etc.
  3. Is the Process Service company available 24/7? Do they work nights and weekends? Remember the Sheriff only works early a.m. and some times early evenings…NO weekends! What if your subject is only home on weekends?
  4. Does the Process Server or company provide skip tracing in the event the subject's address is bad or maybe he or she moved; who is going to find the new address for you?
  5. How many attempts will be made to serve defendant for your service fee?

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