If you are unable to locate the defendant in your court case and have been given an order by the court to allow for service of process by publication, The Global Process Server can assist you. We have been providing our clients support and expertise for service of process by publication since 1986. Our experienced team will help you find fast, affordable and effective news sources to serve your legal documents by publication in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Indian reservations, or worldwide, including traditional AND online sources. We can also assist with filing your service of process by publication as well, if needed.
In the event that a judge may require proof that you have attempted to serve your legal papers using other methods prior to granting your order for Service by Publication, our certified and thorough private investigators will quickly prove that your due diligence has been done properly. We meet the necessary search requirements to locate defendants using methods available in the Code of Our certified and thorough private investigators will quickly prove your due diligence has been done properly. We make the necessary search requirements to locate the defendant, using the methods available in the Code of Civil Procedure (CCP) 415.10 – 415.50. We can also assist with any service of process by publication filings in one to three business days.
Why use service of process by publication
Even the most diligent efforts to locate a defendant to serve legal documents to them can be unsuccessful. In this instance, the court may allow you to notify of the legal case against the defendant by publishing legal documents in a newspaper. The newspaper is typically required to be “general circulation,” which is defined as a publication that is made accessible to the public to provide news and information, published daily or weekly, sold to subscribers for a cost, and has a second class mailing permit from the United States Postal Service (USPS). The publication should also have a minimum of four pages and at least four columns to be considered general circulation.
Typically, this is a daily or weekly newspaper in a city, town or region. Or, it can be a qualified online outlet. An ad is purchased and published notifying the defendant of the legal case against them, including summons, subpoenas, or other legal documents. Judges typically mandate that the ad is published weekly for several weeks to meet the requirements of service by publication. You will likely need to show the judge in your case that you have served by publication once your ad is published.
The court usually does not consider free newspapers or publications suitable for service by publication. The Global Process Server can assist you with finding traditional and online publications that meet the common requirements of the court for service by publication. We can also assist you with filing your ad to notify your defendant of your court case.
Why our clients choose us for help with service by publication:
Who we are
We’ve played an important, key role in thousands of court cases for our clients, helping them to serve legal documents of all kinds for all types of legal cases. For more than three decades, we have served legal documents by publication for attorneys, law firms, insurance companies, businesses, government agencies and individuals worldwide. We also successfully deliver legal papers to defendants for our clients directly in 195 countries, all 50 states, U.S. territories, and Indian reservations. Our investigation agency can assist you with private investigation of all kinds, anywhere in the world, including supporting due diligence efforts to find and serve legal papers to your defendant.
Our team is enormously legal savvy and experienced, with many who are former police and government agents. We are trained in communications and client service, with our own proprietary system to ensure you are provided the highest quality service, communication and care. See for yourself why we’ve been the top choice for process service and other literation support for more than 30 years.
Frequently asked questions about service by publication:
The Global Process Server can help you make your service by publication faster, more efficient and cost-effective. Our team knows the process, requirements of the court, and leading publications worldwide. We’re ready to help you today.
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