Posts made in July 2014

What is Skip Trace?

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How to enforce a money judgement

When a judgment is entered in the Civil Court it is enforceable for a period of twenty years for money only, it is not a lien against real property. Nor is a judgment entered in one county a lien on real property in any other county. If a judgment-creditor wishes to enforce a judgment against real property, he or she must follow the procedure below for “transcripting” the judgment.

A transcript is a paper containing the essential information of the judgment, certified by the clerk in the county where the judgment is entered. Continue reading

What is a Paralegal ?

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What Does A Process Server Do?

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What does a process server do?

If you have ever been involved with a legal matter, chances are that you have dealt with a process server. The role of a process server is simple: he or she delivers court summons to those who are party to a legal proceeding. However, the job is rarely as easy as it sounds. Here is what is truly involved in process serving. Continue reading

Landlord Tenant Eviction Tips

Every landlord has to deal with tenant eviction eventually. There are many reasons to it, the most common being non-payment of rent. Other reasons might include the tenants damaging the property, causing unreasonable disputes, violating the lease agreement, or the possibility that the tenant starts using the property for illegal activities.

Whatever the reason, eviction is not easy, and tenants cannot simply be thrown out. A landlord has to follow some rules before they can legally evict a tenant, or else they may end up facing a lawsuit, a prolonged stay of the tenant, and even fines. Using unlawful means is really out of the question. There are several federal and state laws that a landlord has to consider before they evict a tenant. Here are some tips you should follow when you feel that it is time to evict an unwanted tenant: Continue reading

Tips for hiring a Process Server

Here are a few things to keep in mind when hiring a process server:

  • Verify the process server’s license or registration and association membership. Though not all states require process servers to be licensed, it’s important to check.
  • Ask the process server if they have an Errors and Omissions (E&O) policy or bond.
  • Check the process server’s website for more insight on the company.
  • Complete an Internet search for the company’s name and ‘complaints’. This will help you establish if they have any unsatisfied clients and if so, what they’ve done to fix their mistakes.
  • Ask about their experience, how long they have been in business, whether or not they have an area of expertise and their service history. Keep in mind that a 100% success rate is not realistic.
  • Ask for recommendations and testimonials. These will give you insight on the process server’s customer service style and whether or not they have happy customers.
  • Consider the fees and ask about additional costs for multiple attempts and mileage. Remember that you get what you pay for, and standard cost for a non-rush is fairly inexpensive when you consider what is being performed.
  • Once you’ve hired the process server, make sure you give specific service instructions, including the who, what and where of the serve. Explain your preferred method of receiving updates, your deadline and any other relevant information.
  • It’s always a good idea to verify the details and get them in writing. Outline the service fee, additional fees, number of attempts, court filing, deadlines and other information and confirm with an email.
  • Don’t send the process server the only copy of your documents, as it’s important for you to maintain your own records

For more information on process servers visit www.undisputedlegal.com or call 1.800.774.6922.  Open Monday-Friday 8am.-8pm.  “When your want it done right the first time” contact undisputed legal.com #processserver

 

Subpoena Service Made Simple

Subpoena ServiceDue to the complexities of processing subpoenas, we created a designated subpoena service team specifically to address the accuracy and efficiency of our services. We’re able to deal with the service of process of Subpoena Dues Tecum, Subpoena Ad Testificandum, Information Subpoenas, and more. To provide our clients with the expertise they need for these specialized services, we found it was necessary to expand our team so they could deal with difficult items like civil practice laws and rules for subpoenas.

Hundreds of process servers nationwide allow us to offer fast services. A routine service option gives you a first attempt within 3 to 5 days, while rush service provides you with an attempt on the following day. We also offer a same day service for fast resolutions.

Our subpoena service includes a number of tasks including processing out-of-state subpoenas, calculating and advancing witness fees, so-order subpoenas, personalized “real-time” e-mail status updates, and 24 hour e-mail access to management stuff.

We ensure that our process servers adhere to licensing, education, and bonding requirements in their jurisdiction. With the dedication and expertise to serve your process accurately, Undisputed Legal handles a range of subpoena services that benefit you. No job is too small or too large for us, so call 800-774-6922 to speak to someone about our subpoena services today.

Locating a Person with our Skip Trace Service

Skip Trace ServiceWhether it’s for civil or criminal actions, our professionals can help you track down anyone quickly and reliably. Our skip trace service employs real investigators, including former law enforcement agents, which trace your desired person or persons with a 90% success rate. Using high-tech programs we’ve purchased and a direct connection with the New York State Division of Motor Vehicles, we can find anyone, anywhere.

A basic skip trace provides a person’s name and aliases as well as current and previous addresses. A national comprehensive report provides an extensive background, including summary report, phones plus, bankruptcy, fictitious business name, people at work, criminal records, associates, relatives, neighbors, and much, much more.

For a comprehensive business report, you can learn the name, address and phone variations of a business, as well as their parent company, ID numbers, and industry information.

Pre-litigation reports are also available that provide address summary, property deeds and assessments, vehicle registrations, and more.

All skip trace service assignments are handled proficiently and quickly with a proven record of success. When you want your skip trace done right, let Undisputed Legal cover your legal needs. Call us today at 800-774-6922 to get more information about skip trace service.

New York Eviction Service

New York Eviction ServiceOur eviction service is a favorite among New York landlords, real estate managers, and real estate investors alike. This full-service solution can be adjusted to fit any budget, allowing our office to handle every step of the entire eviction process.

Eviction can be a frustrating and overwhelming process with a number of steps that must be completed. Instead of spending the time to research and create your own documentation, let us provide the paperwork, processing, and filing actions. With our expert team of professionals, we can give you the eviction service essentials you require.

We draft landlord eviction documents including 10 day notice to quit, 30 day notice terminating monthly tenancy, notice of petition & petition (holdover/nonpayment), request for final order, 3 day notice to tenant, judgment, or warrant of eviction notices. We also handle service of process, court processing and filing, non-military investigation, and GPS notarized affidavits of service.

Best of all, no office visit is required. You can send us all documents via fax or e-mail. Receive automatic confirmation of case filing and proof of service and pay with your credit card.

With reliable, full-service eviction solutions, you can get the results you need at UndisputedLegal.com. Because New York eviction can take anywhere from 30 to 60 days, it’s best to get started today. Call us at 800-774-6922 today to learn more about our eviction services.

Nationwide Process Server Solutions

Process Server SolutionsAs a process server agency, we provide a wide range of services for your legal documentation needs. We offer full-service legal solutions for law firms, attorneys, and the general public including divorce papers, summons and complaints, family court documents, subpoenas, small claims court cases, citations, petitions, discovery documents, order to show cause, evictions, landlord/tenant notices, and more.

We offer 3 levels of service for our nationwide client base. With Routine service, your process server will make a first attempt within 3 to 5 days. Rush service  allows a process server to make an attempt on the next day, while the Same Day Service does give you a first attempt on the same day as our communication with you.

Our work includes GPS affidavits of service, as well as personalized “real-time” e-mail status. We are experts at locating missing persons, witnesses, debtors, and former tenants, and we provide you with 24 hour email access to management staff so you’re never without answers.

Getting started with Undisputed Legal is as easy as picking up the phone. Our dedicated professionals are ready to assist you. No process serving job is too large or too small for our team. Call us toll-free today at 800-774-6922 to learn more about how we can help you. When you want it done right the first time, there’s only one choice: Undisputed Legal Inc.