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SERVING A REGISTERED AGENT – NEW YORK STATE

 

DID YOU KNOW…

In addition to the designation of the secretary of state, each domestic limited liability company or authorized foreign limited liability company may designate a registered agent upon whom process against the limited liability company may be served. (b) The agent must be either: (1) a natural person who is a resident of this state or has a business address in this state; (2) a domestic limited liability company or an authorized foreign limited liability company; or (3) a domestic corporation or a foreign corporation authorized to do business in this state. (d) The registered agent of a limited liability company may resign as such agent. The registered agent shall file a certificate with the department of state entitled “Certificate of resignation of registered agent of… (name of limited liability company) under subdivision (d) of section three hundred two of the Limited Liability Company Law” and executed by such registered agent. Such certificate shall set forth: (1) the name of the limited liability company, and if it has been changed, the name under which it was formed. With respect to a foreign limited liability company, there shall be set forth its name and, if applicable, the fictitious name the foreign limited liability company has agreed to use in this state pursuant to section eight hundred two of this chapter; (2) the date the articles of organization or application for authority was filed by the department of state; (3) that he or she resigns as registered agent of the limited liability company; and (4) that he or she has sent a copy of the certificate of resignation by registered mail to the limited liability company at the post office address on file with the department of state specified for the mailing of process or, if such address is the address of the registered agent, to the office of the limited liability company in the jurisdiction of its formation. (e) The designation of a registered agent shall terminate thirty days after the filing with the department of state of the certificate of resignation. A certificate designating a new registered agent may be delivered to the department of state by the limited liability company within the thirty days or thereafter.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PROCESS SERVERS?

What is Process Service?

Process service, also known as “service of process,” is the procedure employed to give appropriate notice of initial legal action to another party (such as a defendant), court, or administrative body in an effort to exercise jurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body, or other tribunal. Notice is furnished by delivering a set of court documents (called “process“) to the person to be served, process service is performed by a process server.

What is a Process Server?

A process server is a private citizen (i.e., retired judge, law enforcement, attorney, legal professional etc.) who meet the requirements within the state/county/country in which they operate.  Their job is to deliver legal documents  to federal, state, city agencies, corporations, private businesses and the general public, to inform them they are involved in a court action.  These  documents range from family court documents, (i.e., divorce, child support, custody, orders of protection etc.) supreme court documents (i.e., writs, subpoenas, summons and complaints etc.) and civil court documents (i.e., evictions, small claims issues etc.)

How to Evict A Roomate In New York

A roommate holdover case is brought to make a roommate leave the apartment or house that you share. You cannot lock your roommate out of the home you share without a court order.

If you are a renter, to start a roommate holdover case, your roommate must rent from you not the landlord. If your roommate is named on the lease and also rents from the landlord or owner, then you can’t start a case in Housing Court. Your roommate is a co-tenant and has the same right to stay in the home as you do. If you fear for your safety based on your roommate’s behavior you should call the police.

To start a roommate case, your roommate must be someone who is supposed to pay you rent to live with you. If your roommate is someone you let live in your home without paying rent, then you can start a “licensee” holdover case, not a roommate holdover.

HOW TO EVICT IN NEW YORK CITY – NON-PAYMENT PROCEEDINGS

The Housing Court hears and decides disputes between residential landlords and tenants in New York City. These cases include summary nonpayment and holdover proceedings, proceedings to enforce housing maintenance standards, and harassment cases. 

The Housing Court is separated into Parts. A Housing Judge presides in each Part. There is a special part, called the HP Part, that hears only cases brought by tenants or by New York City to enforce laws requiring repairs in residential buildings. All other cases are first assigned to a Resolution Part. Visit the Resolution Part page to learn more about what happens in a Resolution Part. If the case cannot be resolved between the parties and if it is ready for a trial, it is assigned to a Trial Part. The judge in the Trial Part will listen to all the evidence and decide the case. 

HOW TO FILE FOR CHILD SUPPORT IN NEW YORK STATE

Under New York State law, both parents must financially support their child until the child turns 21 years old. Child support also includes providing health insurance coverage until the child turns 21 years old.

If the child is under 21 and married, self-supporting, or in the military then the child is emancipated and the parents don’t have to support the child.

 About Child Support

In general, the custodial parent can get child support from the other parent, the non-custodial parent. The custodial parent is the parent who has physical custody of the child. This means that the child lives with this parent most of the time.

  • If the two parents were never married to each other, there must be an Acknowledgment of Paternity or Order of Filiation to establish paternity.
  • The custodial parent can get child support even if that parent can support the child on their own.
  • Even if the two parents are living together with the child, one parent can get a child support order if the other parent refuses to help pay for the child’s bills.

HOW TO FILE A LAWSUIT WITHOUT AND ATTORNEY

Drafting the Complaint

You start a lawsuit by filing a complaint. In some circumstances, you file a petition or a motion.

The court has several complaint forms that you may use in drafting your complaint. The forms are available online and at the Pro Se Intake Unit. You may also write your own complaint without using a court form. 

All complaints must be in English on 8-1/2” x 11” paper and include:

  1. a caption with the court’s name,
  2. the title “COMPLAINT” next to the caption,
  3. a statement of jurisdiction,
  4. claims in numbered paragraphs, each limited as far as practicable to a single set of facts,
  5. the relief sought,
  6. the words “JURY TRIAL DEMANDED” if you want the case decided by a jury at trial,
  7. your signature, address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

NOTICE TO THE BAR – NEW JERSEY

FAMILY COURT SERVICE

 

COVID-19- SECOND OMNIBUS ORDER ON COURT OPERATIONS AND LEGAL PRACTICE MORE OPERATIONS TO BE CONDUCTED REMOTELY; LIMITED DISCOVERY EXTENSIONS AND TOLLING PERIODS

The New Jersey courts are committed to continuing court operations during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency. To that end, the Supreme Court today announced the next phase of remote court operations and legal practice. A copy of the Court’s April 24, 2020 Second Omnibus Order is attached.

Most Court Operations Are Continuing Remotely

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most court operations have continued remotely in all levels of the court system. Since transitioning to virtual operations, the courts have conducted more than 12,000 remote court events involving more than 80,000 participants.

Since the Court’s March 27, 2020 Omnibus Order, involuntary civil commitment hearings have resumed using video conferencing. As of April 27, 2020, civil arbitration sessions and matrimonial early settlement panels also will resume using phone and video options. Efforts to resolve matters in Landlord/Tenant (LT), Special Civil (DC), and Small Claims (SC) cases will continue even while trials in those matters are suspended.

More Court Matters Will Resume in the Coming Weeks

The Court’s Order lifts the suspension of Municipal Court sessions. As of April 27, 2020, remote proceedings in the Municipal Courts may be conducted with the consent of all parties.     Effective May 11 ,2020 ,with appropriate notice to the parties, Municipal Court sessions can resume in individual Municipal Courts. Sessions may only proceed by video or phone. Municipal Court sessions will resume to the extent possible based on facilities, technology, and other resources.

As of May 11, 2020, attorney disciplinary matters and fee arbitrations also will resume using remote options to the extent possible considering resources and complexity.

Most Extensions of Discovery Deadlines and Tolling of Time Periods Will End as of May 10,2020

Based on the demonstrated increased ability of the courts to handle matters remotely, combined with the new electronic filing options available to attorneys and self- represented litigants, legal practice generally can continue consistent with regular timeframes. To that end, most discovery deadlines in Civil and Family matters generally are extended through May 10, 2020, with lengthier extensions only in specific areas.

 

New York State Unified Court System Press Release April 13, 2020

 

New York State Unified Court System

Hon. Lawrence K. Marks Chief Administrative Judge

Contact:
Lucian Chalfen,
Public Information Director Arlene Hackel, Deputy Director (212) 428-2500

www.nycourts.gov/press

Date: April 13, 2020

PRESS RELEASE

Virtual Courts Expanded Beyond the Limited Category of Essential and Emergency Matters
Courts Begin Hearing Pending Matters; Ban on New Filings Still in Effect

NEW YORKA week since the statewide rollout of virtual court operations−allowing essential and emergency proceedings, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, to be conducted remotely by Skype or teleconference−Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks today announced that this temporary “virtual court” model is being expanded beyond the limited category of essential and emergency matters. (For list of essential/emergency proceedings, see Administrative Order 78/20 athttps://www.nycourts.gov/whatsnew/pdf/AO-78-2020.pdf.)

Over the past two weeks, the New York State Courts’ trial court efforts have centered on arraignments, bail applications, orders of protection and other essential and emergency criminal, family and civil matters. Following a successful transition to a virtual court system for the handling of essential and emergency matters statewide, the court system is extending its focus to include pending tort, asbestos, commercial, matrimonial, trusts and estates, felony, family and other cases, which make up the vast bulk of trial court caseloads. The existing ban on the filing of new non-essentialmatters will remain in effect.

VAULED CUSTOMERS – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE MARCH 23, 2020

My name is Brian B. Ricks, President of Undisputed Legal Inc., a process serving agency with offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  At Undisputed Legal Inc., we provide service of process to Federal, State and City organizations, law firms, solo partitioners and the general public.  

On Friday, March 20, 2020 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a formal order requiring all non-essential workers to stay home from work to prevent and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  This order goes into effect on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 8:00. PM.

While our physical locations in New York will be closed, our process serving agency is fully functioning. Our staff are well equipped to remotely serve without disruption.  It is our understanding that emergency applications are still being filed and there is going to be a need to serve said orders.  Undisputed Legal is here to serve the court and community.  We have process servers in all boroughs ready to serve.

For more information on our services visit www.undisputedlegal.com or call (800) 774-6922, representatives are ready to assist you.  Open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm