In continuing our journey from state to state learning about process serving laws, this month we visit our most northern office, Accurate Serve® of Detroit. Did you know Michigan became a state in 1837? I like fun facts. Here is another: Our Detroit office opened up in October 2020, 184 years later. There’s no real connection, I know, just stating the facts.
So, moving on to serving process in Michigan. Chapter 2 of Michigan Court Rules covers civil procedure. A few highlights we would like to cover are below:
If you are an Attorney and filing a new suit, please be sure that your Summons includes everything listed in 2.102(B)
A Summons is good for 90 days, expires after 91, see 2.102(D)
2.103(A-B) explains who can serve process AND the one type of process that MUST be served by law enforcement and not private process server
2.104 covers Proof of Service. MI courts require a specific/special Affidavit to be complete. A blank one is attached for reference.
2.105(A) covers the 2 types of service, Personal and certified mail. Please note, if you serve an individual personally, they do not have to sign for it to accept. BUT, if you try to serve someone via certified mail, they MUST sign for it to make service valid.
There are more Rules and stuff that can be covered. If you would like more info on Michigan Rules of Civil procedure, please visit the following website: Click Here
And if you are a Detroit, MI Attorney (or close by) and need process served in MI or anywhere in the US, please contact your local Owner/Operator, Erik Devlin with Accurate Serve® of Detroit.
If you are an Attorney and have an established point of contact with Accurate Serve®, we thank you kindly and appreciate all the work you send us year in, year out. Whether that is 1 paper or 1,000 papers, we value your business and will work tirelessly to ensure your papers are served quickly and accurately.
Who wants a foot-massage?! Is what somebody would say if they forgot to get you something for Valentine’s Day…. Now that I have your attention, I want to talk about something that is really exciting.
Over the last 8 years at Accurate Serve® of Jacksonville we have been in the business of executing and perfecting service of process throughout the state of Florida, nationwide, and even internationally. We are uniquely suited to manage and attend to your service of process needs. Once you send a job to us and you have our contact info, you never need to look for another process server again. We can serve everything from Summons and complaints, or writs, or subpoenas, and even just strongly worded letters.
Maybe you have a strongly worded letter, or a Summons, or a subpoena you need sent out right away so you can have the weekend free for any Valentines day plans? We can offer a RUSH service anywhere you need anything to go, locally or far, far away. We have servers everywhere ready to serve your papers.
We have never been asked to deliver a Valentine for anybody, but for the right price we would definitely give you four attempts on different days and at different times! Just like we do for all our services!
So sit back and relax, and ask somebody in your home office to give you a foot-massage, because it is almost Valentines Day isn’t it? And I’m sure you deserve it!
If you send those jobs to Accurate Serve® then you have nothing to worry about.
F E B R U A R Y
Dates to Remember *All month long is Black History Month 2/2 – Groundhog Day
2/14 – Happy Valentine’s Day!
2/15 – Presidents Day
St. Augustine & Orange Park Offices – 9 Years!
January 2021 Job Statistics
January 2021 Job Count – 4,768
Average Number of Days from Receiving Paper to Paper Being Served* -4.6
*This includes jobs that may be on hold or waiting for new info. There is no way to take those jobs out of the calculation. So, if a job is placed on hold for 2 weeks, that’s 14 days on that job which factors in to this average. So, we’re even better than what the eyes see, LOL. Some papers get served same day, some next day and some take multiple attempts/addresses to effect service. All we do all day and every day is serve papers. We’re good at it and we love what we do. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to continue to serve your papers.