March 3, 2012

Colonial Court Services Introduction

My name is John Swetland, and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and Colonial Court Services Inc. We are a new company, just beginning our journey in the Service of Process. I am a life-long resident of Cheektowaga, New York. I’ve had 30 years of experience in management in the transportation industry. I have spent my entire career talking directly to my clients and helping them meet their day-to-day requirements. I understand the necessity of focused communication, dedicated service and situational problem solving. “Logistics” is second nature to me!
C.C.S. offers regular, rush and priority service of process, court filings, mobile Notary Public service and discounts for bulk serves. We are located in Cheektowaga, NY and serve within Erie and all the Western New York counties
I bring to the table 30 years of exceeding expectations of decision makers in both large and small operations.  Because I am getting a fresh start and using the latest technology, I am able to adapt my service to your needs as well as provide you with the ability to see the progression of your serves in real time!
Additionally, C.C.S. intends to go above and beyond to ensure we are meeting our clients' needs. For a regular serve we guarantee a first attempt within three days, and we are always willing to accommodate additional requests and last-minute serves. I'll always be involved with legislation changes and ensure that I have the most up-to-date information on rules and regulations regarding service of process in our state.
I value your trust and guarantee to give your assignments the attention they deserve. I would greatly appreciate you adding me to your list of reliable sources for process serving and giving me the opportunity to earn your business.
Steadfast & Loyal,
           John W. Swetland Jr.
Colonial Court Services Inc
Phone: 716-603-0294    Fax: 716-823-2310

February 28, 2012

Process Service by Process Server

Personal service is service of process directly to the (or a) party named on the summons, complaint or petition. In most lawsuits in the United States, personal service is required to prove service. Most states allow substituted service in almost all lawsuits unless you are serving a corporation, LLC, LLP, or other business entity; in those cases, personal service must be achieved by serving (in hand) the documents to the "Registered Agent" of a business entity. Some states (Florida) do not require that the documents actually be handed to the individual.

In California and most other states, the documents must be visible to the person being served, i.e., not in a sealed envelope. If the individual refuses to accept service, flees, closes the door, etc., and the individual has been positively identified as the person to be served, documents may be "drop" served, and it is considered a valid service. Personal service of process has been the hallmark for initialing litigation for nearly 100 years, primarily because it guarantees actual notice to a defendant of a legal action against him or her. Personal service of process remains the most reliable and efficacious way to both ensure compliance with constitutionally imposed due process requirements of notice to a defendant and the opportunity to be heard.

Service of Process

Service of process: 

is the procedure employed to give legal notice to a person (such as a defendant) of a court or administrative body's exercise of itsjurisdiction over that person so as to enable that person to respond to the proceeding before the court, body or other tribunal. Usually, notice is furnished by delivering a set of court documents (called "process") to the person to be served