Two Side Hustles You May Not Have Thought of in Your Quest for Freedom

As long as there are attorneys, these two services will always be needed.

Krista Bennett

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Process Server

Process Service or Service of Process is when an individual delivers documents of a legal nature to another person on behalf of a Plaintiff or Defendant in a lawsuit, summoning them to a court or legal discovery proceeding.

Your local and state laws will determine how legal documents must be delivered. There are typically four types of legal process service:

  • Personal service which is where the process server personally hands the documents to the named party;
  • Substitute Service is when the process server gives the documents to someone else on behalf of the named party; or
  • Nail & Mail, which is when the process service affixes the legal documents to the door or front of the named address in a conspicuous location, and then will also mail a copy of the legal documents to the designated address of the party required to be legally served; and
  • Public or Legal Notice, which is a legal ad in print that is placed in a publication like a newspaper. Foreclosures and Estates are typically required to have formal legal ads or notices published as proof of notice of a legal proceeding.

The main role of the Process Server is to deliver legal documents to a named party and then record information regarding the service such as the description of the individual that was served, where they were served, and how they were served.

Following the service of process, the process server will complete an Affidavit of Service with all the information regarding the service and then file it with the court proving that the party was notified of the proceeding.

Prerequisites:

Many states have specific requirements you must meet to provide this service, such as you cannot be a party to the case and you must be at least 18 years of age.

Some states require that you take a short training course to become licensed or certified.

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