Q: How much does it cost to serve a document?
A: The cost will vary depending upon the service location, the number of defendants, the timeline for service, etc. Please contact our office for an accurate quote.
Q: How long does it take for the first attempt at service?
A: ROUTINE service averages 2-3 business days for the first attempt. RUSH service is attempted the same day or the following day depending upon your needs and budget.
Q: How many attempts will be made to effect service?
A: JLS will make up to six (6) attempts of service at different times of the day and usually on the weekend in metropolitan areas. Please contact us for details regarding service in rural areas.
Q: How many addresses will you attempt service at?
A: JLS will attempt service at as many additional addresses as you want but we do charge per address attempted.
Q: What if the Address is bad, will I still be charged?
A: Yes. Our servers are paid to attempt services, whether successful or not. However, we can locate a new address for an additional fee.
Q: When is the last day to serve my documents?
A: The date depends on the type of document being served and the date of your hearing. Some California counties, and all states, have different rules. Contact the court clerk where your case was filed for specific information.
Q: What happens if you cannot serve someone by the court’s deadline for service?
A: You will need to request a continuance from the court to reset the hearing date. Once the new date is obtained please submit a new request for service.
Q: Will you do stakeouts if needed?
A: Yes, we will do stakeouts. Fees can vary for many different reasons so please contact JLS for an accurate quote.
Q: Do you provide a proof of service or affidavit?
A: Yes we will send a signed proof of service or affidavit soon after service is completed.
Q: Will you file my proof of service or affidavit?
A: Yes, JLS can arrange to have your proof of service filed for you, for an additional fee.
Q: Does the proof of service or affidavit need to be notarized?
A: Some courts outside of California do require a notarized signature. There is a fee mandated by the state to do so. California does not require notary for proofs of service..
Q: Does JLS require payment in advance of services?
A: Generally we do not require payment in advance unless you need us to advance fees on your behalf. However, please be aware, for new clients we will not release the proof of service until payment is received.
If you would like to submit your request now, please click here (coming soon) for one of our available forms. If you would like to speak with one of our representatives regarding your needs, please call (714) 541-8825.