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Types of Papers Process Servers Typically Serve

Welcome to Accurate Serve Tampa, your trusted partner in the realm of process serving. We know that the legal world can be a labyrinth of complexities, and we’re here to help guide you through it. Whether you’re an attorney, a private citizen, or a business proprietor, you may find yourself in need of a process server at some point. In this post, we’ll delve into the various kinds of documents that process servers like we usually handle.

Summons and Complaints

Initiating a civil lawsuit, such as a small claims case, begins with the issuance of a summons and complaint. The individual initiating the lawsuit (the plaintiff) is responsible for ensuring that the person being sued (the defendant) receives these documents. That’s where we come in. Our job is to promptly and accurately deliver these papers to the defendant, making them aware of the legal action against them and the necessity to respond.


Subpoenas are legal orders requiring an individual to either appear in court or produce specific documents or testimony. There are two main types: subpoena ad testificandum (for testimony) and subpoena duces tecum (for document production). While most subpoenas are related to criminal cases, they can also be issued in civil matters.

Eviction Notices

No tenant ever wants to see an eviction notice, but sometimes they are unavoidable. The atmosphere can become tense when delivering such notices, but our seasoned process servers handle these situations with the utmost professionalism and tact.

Divorce Papers

Serving divorce papers is another emotionally charged task. The recipients are often surprised by the initiation of divorce proceedings, making the delivery particularly challenging. We approach these situations with the special sensitivity they require.

Child Custody Papers

Child custody documents are usually anticipated as part of divorce proceedings but can still be emotionally taxing for the recipient. We take special care to ensure that neither the children nor the petitioner are present during the service.


Garnishments are court orders directing an employer to withhold a portion of an employee’s salary to settle a debt. These documents are served to the employer, who then informs the employee. Garnishments are generally straightforward to serve.

Accurate Serve is Here to Assist You

Process servers play a crucial role in the legal system, ensuring that legal documents reach their intended recipients in a timely and accurate fashion. Understanding the types of documents we serve can help you better navigate the legal landscape. If you’re in need of a process server in Tampa, FL, don’t hesitate to reach out to Accurate Serve at (813) 544-6900. You can also send us work requests online.