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How to Serve Legal Papers in Staten Island

how to serve legal papers in Staten Island

How to Serve Legal Papers in Staten Island

How to Serve Legal Papers in Staten Island

Interested in learning how to serve legal papers in Staten Island? Does the process seem intimidating or difficult to understand? First Class Process can help you with any questions or doubts you may have.


Whether you are hiring a process server or serving someone legal papers as a third party, the process must be done following certain guidelines to prevent a dismissal of the case. A judge’s orders can make the plaintiff restart the case if the proper steps were not followed.


When a case has been started, the other party/defendant must be notified of it. These legal documents must be given to that party by a process server, friend, or family member. First Class Process’ process servers ensure that procedures are followed and that all the necessary documentation that accompanies it is accurate.


Some states differ in the guidelines for serving legal papers. Some states may require their process servers to have a license while others may require the process servers to be registered in the county/state. New York’s five boroughs require their process servers to be licensed through the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. These process servers are also tested before being licensed or being issued a renewal.


Here are some other things to keep in mind:

  • The plaintiff cannot serve the papers
  • Therefore, a third party who is not involved or interested in the case can do it
  • This person must be at least 18 years old
  • There are 3 methods of delivery
  • It is prohibited for legal papers to be served on a Sunday
  • Papers cannot be served on a Saturday if the defendant observes that as a holy time.
  • Proof of service is required


Do not let the process intimidate you. Hire First Class Process professionals who can take on the responsibility of serving your legal papers so you do not have to.

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