$40.00 PrePay Rate for Certain Process Service

ALIASS Process Service

Pre-Payment Rate of $40.00

ALIASS is offering a promotional prepayment rate of $40.00 for certain process service to specific government agencies and financial institutions. To take advantage of this prepayment rate, you can quickly and easily submit our request service form and then safely and securely submit your $40.00 payment through our corporate website. You can also mail your request to our offices and include a $40.00 check. As long as we receive payment with your request, you qualify for this prepayment rate!

Serving legal documents is not the time to try a do-it-yourself project or to shop for the best priced offer. You need a professional to do the job right the first time, and avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary delays. Whether you need service to one of the entities above or another business or individual, ALIASS strives to stay in the know for the necessary requirements to serve your documents promptly and professionally. Visit our website to learn more about our standard or specialized Process Service.

Not All Are Created Equal

When you require process service to a particular government agency or financial institution, they are not all created equal. Rules and regulations vary depending on the government branch, and if their specific requirements are not followed, they can refuse service. Not only is this frustrating, but it can cost you valuable time and money.

American Legal Investigations & Support Services (ALIASS) has the industry knowledge and professional experience to serve legal documents based on specific, and often strict, guidelines. Below are a few examples of requirements upheld by government agencies and financial institutions:

Citibank, CapitalOne, & Navy Federal Credit Union

Process service to one of these financial institutions is typically to subpoena financial records, notify them of garnishments, provide service as a plaintiff, or provide information regarding a loan, bank account or credit line that the institution holds. While Citibank permits service of process at their branch locations, CapitalOne and Navy Federal Credit Union require service at their headquarters in McLean, VA and Vienna, VA, respectively.

Department of Justice

If an individual or entity requires federal civil or criminal process, the Department of Justice can receive service as a representative for a government official or Attorney General. Whether your process is civil, criminal or foreign, the requirements for where to present service, number of copies and and other requirements vary.

Social Security Administration

Depending on the nature of the service or process, the requirements to serve this federal agency can be dramatically different. For example, service based on a claim related to an employee requires a different approach than if you are serving the actual federal agency or appealing a denied Social Security claim.

MERS

Typically, MERS needs to be served with any foreclosure documents for proceedings involving any of their members. However, there are notoriously specific guidelines to successfully complete a process service to MERS, and ALIASS can help you to navigate the challenging course to make sure your legal documents are quickly and efficiently served.

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Never Say Never Again

Many of you might be saying to yourself – it will never happen to me. My employee would never steal. My client would never prosecute me for negligent hiring. Yet situations like this happen to employers every day.

A few months ago, I was talking with a friend of mine who owns a small business and he told me it wasn’t worth the money to do background checks. Recently, he contacted me in a panic, requesting a criminal background check on one of his employees. It turns out this individual was accused of stealing on the job. Upon receiving the results of the background check, there was a history of criminal activity, including stealing. Because of these accusations, my friend in turn lost out on a major contract worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. A background check would have cost him $100.

When hiring in today’s market, employers have a variety of tools to assist them in choosing the best candidate. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the average cost of a bad hiring decision can equal 30% of the first year’s potential earnings.

Whether you are vetting a new employee, completing a business deal, leasing real estate, or entering into some other type of legal contract, conducting a comprehensive and professional background check is always a good business practice. By utilizing background checks, you help reduce both legal and financial risks to you and your organization.

Look at the big picture! Reduce your liability by considering background checks to ensure safety and peace of mind. Just like the James Bond film, Never Say Never Again!

Serving Subpoena Duces Tecum Documents

In Virginia, when serving a Subpoena Duce Tecum (SDT) or a subpoena for production of evidence, you have to be sure that service is made at least 14 days prior to the hearing date or request for documents date that attorneys have listed on the SDT. If it is not served prior to that 14 day window, the recipient can request that the SDT be quashed.

Virginia Code 13.1-637 indicates that a corporation’s Registered Agent is the corporation’s agent for service of process. Even though the statute requires a Registered Agent to make themselves available, they are not always readily available.

It has been a common practice in Virginia to list the Registered Agent on the SDT as the recipient. When doing this, the issuing attorney has limited the delivery of the SDT to that individual or someone designated in writing to accept on the Registered Agent’s behalf.

In most cases, the Registered Agent is an attorney and it has been our experience that it is difficult to serve the attorney Registered Agent because he or she is not always available when a process server arrives to serve the SDT. It has also been our experience that not many attorneys provide a written document authorizing someone to accept on their behalf.

As such, listing the Registered Agent on a SDT has made the delivery prior to the above mentioned 14 day window very difficult and in some cases more expensive when the process server cannot get the document served and it then needs to be reissued.

Subpoena Duces Tecum documents can normally be accepted by anyone who is authorized to accept. In many instances, this person can be an office manager, a secretary or even a receptionist, depending on the entity being served. This practice allows service of the SDT to be done in a more efficient and timely manner.