What is Substitute Service?
Substitute Service on an individual
can be made If an individual defendant cannot be personally served
after required "due diligence
" attempts, substituted service
may be made. Substituted service
is made by leaving a copy of the service documents with someone other than the defendant at the defendant's dwelling house, usual place of abode, usual place of business, or usual mailing address (other than a USPS postal box). The documents must be left with a person over the age of 18 years, a competent member of the household or a person in charge of the business at the time of service. The person with whom the documents are left must be informed of the general nature of the documents. (CCP 415.20(b)
Substitute Service on a Corporation
may be made by serving a person authorized to accept a personal service by delivering the documents to a person apparently in charge of the business at the time of service during normal business hours. The law does not require a diligent effort
to effect personal service. Substituted service may be made on the first attempt. (CCP 415.20
What if the Defendant is AVOIDING service?
What do you do if the defendant is avoiding service? Unfortunately, a Process Server cannot force someone to open a door and in the State of California there is no consequence for avoiding service. But, do not fear, just because they are avoiding ...
What is Personal Service?
PERSONAL SERVICE ON AN INDIVIDUAL Is made when the documents for service are delivered directly to the defendant or witness. It is usually presumed that the process server delivers the documents in hand to the person and that service is made ...
What is considered "Routine Service"?
Routine Service is first attempt is made within 48 hours of the receiving the service documents and payment has been made. Then morning, noon and night attempts are made within 7 days, giving us a 7 day window for service. If your job needs to be ...
What is your service area?
At Temecula Attorney Services Company (TASC), we've been in business since 2004 and have created a reliable network of bonded and registered process servers located throughout Southern California and through the United States. With our fully ...
What is Service of Process?
Service of process is a United States legal procedure that requires each party to a lawsuit (Defendant or person whom the action is targeting), that they should be appropriately notified of an initial legal action to another party, court, or ...