Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 26, 2013
As many states move toward mandatory or even optional e-filing for process servers, many process servers need to find the latest information and requirements in their area. The state of Florida has a situation where requirements vary by county. ServeNow recently collected each county's information and presented the data as a clickable map.
For each county, the map reveals:
> Whether e-filing in each county is mandatory or available
> Whether cases my be walked in
> Each county's policy on filing returns and originals
The information varies, as some counties like Polk County require e-filing, don't allow cases to be walked in, and require original files to be sent back to clients; while counties like Palm Beach County do not require but allow e-filing and still accept paper originals and returns of service. Some counties have limitations, like in Miami Dade County where evictions and pretrials can still be walked in, and Glades county, where e-filing is mandatory except for criminal and traffic cases.
To view the map, click Map of Florida E-Filing Rules and Requirements By County.
"E-filing is a very hot topic in process serving right now, and we're glad to be able to provide this resource to process servers in Florida and across the U.S.," ServeNow co-founder Trent Carlyle shared. "We really wanted to make this information easy for everyone to understand and digest."
The resource is not only valuable to process servers who work in Florida, but also to those who serve legal documents in other states. In some scenarios, legal documents that originate in Florida will need to be served in other states. When this happens, the service must be made in accordance with the rules and regulations set in Florida.
ServeNow, a subsidiary of LAWgical, is the most widely used source for finding process servers worldwide. ServeNow.com assists lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and the public in locating local process servers and legal support professional