The simple answer to this question in Oklahoma is truly simple read on to find the answer!
I’m not a legal adviser or in any way in the position to give legal advice. However I get asked this question a lot!
In most cases it will depend on the type of papers you just received as to how you will proceed!
I would like to elaborate a little on this subject. I was sitting here answering question on this site from my site visitors — YES, the Meebo on the right side is really me. If it is lit up saying I am available, Please chat! — and one visitor asked me;
“Jeff are you jealous that Brian has his own show or do you really feel it is not real?”
OK, so someone owes you some money and they are refusing to pay. What are the best steps to take in order to get your money?
Being a Private Process Server, I should tell you “Go to your local small claims and file on them then call me and I will attempt to serve them.” That would be the best result for me, because I get paid whether or not your papers are served.
However, try some other things first.
Evading service is simple! Park your car in the garage, in front of a neighbor’s house, use alley entrances, use the back door or don’t go to work.
Process Servers for the most part have to personally deliver documents to you or someone living in your house.
If you know you are being sued, simply don’t answer the door.
Saying that allow me to explain a little bit about what happens after you are now proud of your successfully evading service.
Someone told me one time, “This dude came knocking at my door, I opened the door and he said my name and asked if that was me. I told him yes, that me. He pulled the papers out of his jacket and tried to hand them to me. I didn’t know who he was so I didn’t take the papers and shut the door. While I was shutting the door he threw the papers inside the door and all over the floor. Is that legal?”
I repeatedly get asked why there is such a Price Variation among Private Process Servers.
Oklahoma law sets the baseline price for service in Oklahoma at $55 this is due to the fact the Sheriff will serve documents for this price because of the Law.
If you are calling around for price differences you will find anywhere from $35 t o$65 depending on what person you contact.
So why is there such a difference?
I want to Introduce or re-introduce James Finney. James is the President of www.gotchaserved.com a place where process servers around the world meet to exchange ideas and stories.
In this clip posted to youtube.com it shows James conducting a drop serve after he identifies the man beyond a reasonable doubt.
After the video please continue to read as I go over what I noticing James doing wrong.
In my profession as a Private Process Server, it amazes me to watch Mr. Byran McElderry in his “reality” TV show as a process server. I want to show this video and after words please continue to read as I also want to pick it apart with the errors.
Here is a video of James Finney conducting a serve. This is how most serves are conducted not like the guy on “All Worked Up”
Please visit them at Gotchaserved.com