How Much Does the California Court Charge for Process Serving Documents

With almost every court proceeding in California, documents need to be served on the other party(ies) after they are filed with the court clerk. The California Courts website describes in depth more about the process serve and the requirements to complete it here. The most common type of process serve complete is known as a “Personal Serve”, in which someone physically hands the filed court documents to the other party. That person who gives the documents to the other party completes, signs and files the Proof of Service as verification with the court clerk.

So how much does the court charge […]

Can I Serve Court Documents by Newspaper in California?

In California, there are many different methods by which a person can be served with court documents. The allowable method will vary depending on the type of case as well as some other factors such as the location of the parties, if they have previously filed documents on the case or even if you can locate them. While Serve by Publication is an available option for serving someone, it is not the first available option. The California Courts require certain tasks are completed before a serve by publication is allowed.

First off, what is “service”? With regards to the California Courts, […]

Proof of Service of Summons – Joinder CalPERS

As stated in our article “CalPERS Joinder Overview”, after a joinder is filed with the court and served on CalPERS, a proof of service is completed and filed with the court. Below is some general information about the proof of service on joinder for CalPERS.

What information is on the Proof of Service of Joinder: All proof of services of a Joinder filed in California usually include, but are not limited to, the following:  The name of the documents that were served on CalPERS, The method of service (personal, mail, substituted…..), The date and time of the service, details about the […]

Serving a Joinder on CalPERS

After a joinder has been prepared and filed with the court it can be served on CalPERS. The process service is what officially notifies CalPERS that they are now a part of a court case as well as places a hold on the member’s CalPERS account. Learn about CalPERS claims (account holds) or the CalPERS Joinder process here. There are different methods for serving a joinder on CalPERS and below is a description of two easy methods.

Personal Service: This is a common method for service of a joinder on CalPERS. The filed joinder documents are personally delivered to the CalPERS […]