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*Additional fees may be required for service in some remote/rural areas. We will contact you before processing your payment if there is a surcharge for service in a remote location.
 

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  Service anywhere Statewide/Nationwide
  In Business since 1962

Please call (800) 675-5376 if you have any questions. Direct Legal can serve any legal document anywhere in the United States. Once service is complete we will provide the original proof of service or Declaration by email, delivery or regular mail depending on clients account and send an email confirmation regarding the status of completion of your assignment.

Routine Service

Usually Served Within 1-12 Days
Routine service means that our Process Server will make the FIRST attempt within 72 hours of receiving of service of process in California and will continue to make at least one attempt or more every 72 hours

Rush Service

Usually Served Within 1-3 Days
Routine service means that our Process Server will make the FIRST attempt within 48 hours of receiving of service of process in California and will continue to make at least one attempt or more every 24 hours

Same Day Service

Usually Served Within 24 Hours
Same Day service means that our Process Server will make the FIRST attempt within 12 hours of receiving of service of process in California and will continue to make at least one attempt or more every 24 hours

PROCESS SERVING - MISCELLANEOUS    
NOT FOUND: Includes Bad Address, Attempts Made, Non-Service fee is based on per person/per address given   Same as 1st Person served
OUT OF STATE SERVICE OF PROCESS: (Based on State and Location)   $155.00 Per Deft - Min & Up*
SUBSTITUTE SERVICE MADE (Includes mailing and declaration of diligence):   $15.00
DECLARATION / DILIGENCE:   $15.00
INFIELD LOCATES:   $30.00
RUSH SERVICES "TODAY" (Served or attempted on the same day as received):   Double the Charges
WAITING TIME - COURT (Per Hour. -  1 hr. minimum)   $60.00/Hour
STAKEOUT (Per Hour - 2 hr. minimum.)   $65.00/Hour
SPECIAL TIME (set up appointment/special arrangements or if you have to serve on a certain day or at a certain time)   Double the Charges
LATE NIGHT / EARLY MORNING HOURS: (if you require a process server to be at a location between 11:00pm and 6:00am) + Base Service Fee   $125.00
CANCELLATION: After attempts Prior to attempts   Same as Service Fee No Charge
CHECK CHARGE FOR ADVANCE OF WITNESS FEES:   10% of fees advanced or $2.50 minimum