What Is Process Service?
A legal process server delivers (or serves) legal documents like Statements of Claim, writs, summons, subpoenas, complaints and other court documents to a defendant or an individual involved in a court case.
The process server must serve the documents strictly in exact accordance with the legislation in the area of service.
This may mean handing the documents to the defendant personally or substitute serving to someone in the same household or business.
Once the documents are served, the process serving agent must provide a sworn "Affidavit of Service," as proof that the papers were served.
The courts usually accept an "Affidavit of Service," which must be sworn and given to the party who requested service who must file it in court.