Blog Archives: Direct Legal Support, Inc. Blog

Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Filing Forms

Mandatory Forms Required for all Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Filings for both initial and subsequent filing Effective May 2, 2016, all documents filed in a case already established with the Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Division must be filed with the designated Probate Division Subsequent Document Filing Cover Sheet (PRO 037). Also effective May 2, 2016,…
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Why is Service of Process Important

The U.S. Constitution requires that no person is deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of the law. In accordance with due process, the process server performs an important function of protecting the defendant's rights by providing him/her with legal notice of a lawsuit/legal proceeding filed against them.
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Service By Publication in California

In California, if you do not know the whereabouts of a defendant or respondent, you can petition the court for permission to serve the papers “by publication.” To serve a party by publication means that you publish the Summons and all required documentation in a newspaper of general circulation.
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CA Witness Fee Mileage Calculator

CA Witness Fee Mileage Calculator In California state court, a witness subpoenaed to testify at a deposition is entitled to witness fee of $35.00 plus mileage of 20 cents per mile, round trip from the witness's residence to the place of the hearing. The witness fee must be paid upon service of the subpoena if…
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7 Reasons Direct Legal Should be Your Process Server

7 Reasons You Should Use Direct Legal Support Direct Legal Support, Inc. was started back in 1961 and has been a premier Legal Support provider in California ever since. Since its inception in 1961, Direct Legal Support, Inc. has focused on providing clients with a full range of litigation support services to law firms, insurance…
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How to Serve Legal Documents Outside California

How to Serve Legal Documents Outside California Do you need to have legal documents served on an out-of-state defendant? Direct Legal Support can help you. We provide out-of-state service of process to California residents and businesses. Contact us for more information on how to serve a person or business entity out-of-state. Read on to learn…
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Michael Kern Presents “Selling, Pitching and Profit” at ServeCon 2015

Earlier this year, Direct Legal Support, Inc. President Michael Kern was invited to be a featured speaker at ServeCon 2015. The online conference brought in leading industry speakers to share their expertise on process serving, marketing, running a business, and the future of this industry. "Selling, Pitching and Profit" In the presentation, Michael discussed his…
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Stanley Mosk Court Family Law Operation Changes

Los Angeles Superior Court - Central: Change in Family Law Operations, Effective: August 10, 2015 Effective immediately, the Los Angeles Superior Court Central Family Law Division at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, 90012 will require all pleadings to be filed directly in the Clerk's Office in Room 426 except as…
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LA County Recorder New Procedures

Submitting Documents to be Recorded at Los Angeles County Recorder's Office: Effective September 1st, 2015 the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Norwalk office will process all incoming courier service documents as follows: 1. In Norwalk, packages containing up to 10 documents will be handled over the counter a. Due to staffing limitations in our District Office locations (LAX,…
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Electronic Service of Process

Electronic Service of Process - Pros and Cons Direct Legal Support, Inc. has published several articles on our blog discussing the implementation of courts using cloud based technology for the filing of legal documents. In addition, some jurisdictions have permitted electronic service of process through social media channels such as Facebook. Though the legal industry…
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