There are many legal procedures that require total acknowledgement before
they can pan out. In fact, whenever a legal action is taken against an
individual, they have the legal right to be told about it. Of course,
this seems like common sense, but sometimes notifying a person of a summons,
subpoena, complaint, or other courtroom date is easier said than done.
Some people don’t want to know when a legal action is taken against
them. For example, someone who wants to hang onto their marriage at all
costs might intentionally sidestep, ignore, or otherwise evade divorce
papers so they can pretend like they never knew the divorce was happening.
Although this strategy cannot completely halt a divorce, it can delay
This is where a process server can step in and set things right. Using
investigative techniques that are similar to a
private investigator, a professional
process server has the ability to track down most anyone, even people who have tried
to leave the state or fall completely off the grid. Once a process server
locates an individual, they can deliver the required documents and paperwork,
as well as provide proof of delivery with an official affidavit. If the
individual decides to try to play it smart in the court later and deny
they knew of the lawsuit, divorce case, etc., the process server can produce
the affidavit to show the court that the service did indeed happen.
Hiding in the Age of Social Media
Today more than ever, professional process servers are busy. Despite social
media being intended to bring people together, individuals looking to
avoid service and legal troubles actually use their social connections
to make themselves harder to find. They can do this by tracking the person
they want to avoid and going anywhere else, by falsifying where they were
with fake posts, or shutting their accounts down to “go dark.”
For the average person, these techniques can be a real headache and a
sizeable obstacle. For a process server, it is just another day on the job.
If you live in Missouri and absolutely must have legal papers delivered
to an elusive or confrontational individual, call
888.658.8081 to connect with Markell & Associates, Inc. Our St. Louis process servers
have been in business for more than 35 years and have 60+ years of combined
Contact us now to learn why so many people come to us first for process serving,
private investigation, and more unique services.