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Serving a Summons and Complaint – Part 1 in Series

Serving a Summons and Complaint – Part 1 in Series

A summons is a written notice, which usually is accompanied by the complaint, notifying the defendant and the court that the complaint has been served on all relevant parties and listing the date of the first court appearance for the lawsuit. Service of a Summons and...

Removed Certified Process Servers

Removed Certified Process Servers

As might be expected, a person who has been previously certified to perform service of process can have that certification revoked and their name removed from the list. Some of the reasons for such dismissal might include: ●     Malfeasance ●     Misfeasance ●    ...

Certification of Process Servers

Certification of Process Servers

There are limitations and qualifiers to being certified as a process server. A list of certified servers is maintained and is modified as people are approved and added as servers or removed because their certification has expired or some issue was found. For those...

Lis Pendens – Part 2

Lis Pendens – Part 2

Okay, so what information does a notice of lis pendens have to include? It’s got to have all of the following in order to have any legal legs: The names of all involved parties The date or case number of the action. If the notice is filed on the same date as the...

Lis Pendens – Part 1

Lis Pendens – Part 1

When it comes to service of process there is a specialized type of this action known as lis pendens (Latin for ‘suit pending’) which deals specifically when claims to ownership of real or personal property are in question. One thing that needs to be made clear upfront...

Certified Process Servers

Certified Process Servers

So with everything that’s been written in this series regarding service of process in the state of Florida one question has so far gone unanswered: Who can be certified to serve process? While there are certainly laws pertaining to this (we’ll cover that in an...

Return of Execution of Process

Return of Execution of Process

As in any legal environment verification and proof is essential at each step of the operation in order to provide protection for all parties involved. In the case of service of process there is a ‘return-of-service’ form that needs to be completed by the serving party...

Service of Process on Sunday

Service of Process on Sunday

This part of the Florida statutes raises an interesting question: Can process be served on Sundays? There is no simple response to that question, the answer to which has a qualifier. The short answer is that serving any writ, process, warrant, order or other such...

International Commercial Arbitration Act – Part 2

International Commercial Arbitration Act – Part 2

The first part of this article covered who is to receive the actual service of process when it’s related to the Florida International Commercial Arbitration Act. In the second part of the article, we’ll take a look at how to actually go about it. First of all, the...

Florida International Commercial Arbitration Act

Florida International Commercial Arbitration Act

When it comes to service of process the Florida statues are pretty all-encompassing, even addressing such specialized circumstances as process service as applied to the Florida International Commercial Arbitration Act. There are different levels of service with the...

Service of a Foreign Process

Service of a Foreign Process

Another situation that may come up infrequently but is included for the sake of completeness is the condition where a service of process issued by a court other than the state of Florida is to be served. Service of a foreign process is not much different than a...

Personal Service Outside the State – Part 2

Personal Service Outside the State – Part 2

We’re currently addressing service of process to parties outside the state, so let’s continue with the next part of this statute, which deals with a situation where in rem relief is sought pertaining to foreclosure. What exactly does “in rem” mean? Simply put, this...

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