I have not been getting as many questions on Email as I was so I have been a little slower to post here. However today I was looking through my site stats and notice people (more than 1) were searching for “Who pays process server.”
I may have already answered this in a previous post, but what the heck, I’ll dedicate a topic to it!
The Process Server is paid in a few different ways. I can only speak on general and my company specific.
I take payments by Invoice and Payment with Documents.
There are a few requirement for payment by Invoice,
- You must be an Established business
- and/or Law Firm
We do this because of the fact should the invoice not be paid we are able to track and deal with firms and businesses easier. It’s nothing personal toward you.
Payment with Documents.
- Personal or Private
- Businesses that have had issues with timely payment.
- Law firms that have had issues with timely payment.
The question still remains WHO PAYS YOU? The person having the documents served is ultimately responsible for my bill. And yes, Process Servers can and do charge for all cases whether or not the serve is successful!
However in most cases, you can ask the judge to enter a judgement that the person you are suing be required to pay you back for court costs and a process server is considered a court cost
. That is between you the judge and person you are suing.
I hope this helps you and if you have further questions, please comment or contact us and we will try to issue an answer or opinion here quickly!
Were I was just listed at Top25 Process Servers to follow on Twitter ( I made # 18 )