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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...

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR CLIENTS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OUR CLIENTS

19th Judicial Circuit - Service of Process Suspended. (Martin, Saint Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties) issued Administrative Order AO 2020-01. This was later followed up by a letter of clarification from Chief Judge Lawrence Mirman who confirmed the...

Personal Service Outside the State – Part 1

Personal Service Outside the State – Part 1

This statute is one of the longer ones about which we’ve written, so we’ll be breaking it up into multiple parts, with successive parts following one another in the series. This statute deals with the service of process on someone outside the state. Odd as that might...

Service on Nonresidents Operating Aircraft/Watercraft

Service on Nonresidents Operating Aircraft/Watercraft

So far in this series, we’ve seen quite a laundry list of different circumstances and conditions under which process can be served, and the manner in which it must be served depending upon the intended recipient. The further down in the list of statutes we go the more...

Service on Nonresident Motor Vehicle Owners

Service on Nonresident Motor Vehicle Owners

The actual procedure for service of process as outlined in this statute is fairly straightforward but is overshadowed by the litany of definitions involved in describing exactly what is meant by a ‘nonresident motor vehicle owner’, so it would be best to dispense with...

Method of Substituted Service on Nonresident

Yet another situation regarding service of process that is covered by the Florida statutes is when a process must be served on either a non-resident or a person who is concealing their whereabouts. Provided it has been approved by law, service can be made on an...

Service on Statutory Agents for Certain Persons

Service on Statutory Agents for Certain Persons

As imposing as the term “statutory agent” (also known as a resident agent or registered agent) sounds, it’s really nothing more than a party that has been designated to act on behalf of some business entity, e.g.individuals, corporations, or labor unions. Often when...

Process Service on Dissolved Corporations

Process Service on Dissolved Corporations

As mandated by Florida Statute 48.101, if a corporation was dissolved prior to July 1, 1990, and process is to be served on one or more of the directors of that corporation then the court system regards that as being served against all directors of that corporation,...

Service of Process on Financial Institutions

Service of Process on Financial Institutions

Service of process on any sort of financial institution is addressed by Florida Statute 48.092 which, in turn, refers to another statute, 655.0201, for details of the process. The first specifications pertain to location and time of service. Per this statute, a...

Service of Process against an out of state partnership

Service of Process against an out of state partnership

Let’s say that you have a tenant, that is a partnership, and they are in default of their lease.  The tenant has an office manager in the office, however, the partnership is a Georgia partnership.  The Georgia partnership has a Florida office in Sarasota....

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