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Under the law, if a party is facing legal action, they must be notified. This is referred to as service of process. This involves a legally-authorized (sometimes court appointed) process server serving the person or business indicated on the documents in person.
If the servee is uncooperative, they do not have to physically touch the documents in order for service to be complete. The process server must only advise them of the general nature of the service and be able to identify them. If the servee is uncooperative and refuses their name, the process server may provide a description to the court, as well as take a photograph of the person served. If served at a residence, once the servee opens the door, they have voluntarily waived their expectation of privacy.
Process servers are used in a variety of tasks such as serving summonses, subpoenas, mechanics liens, and notices, as well as sometimes document retrieval. The main job of a process serving company is to serve legal documents to a defendant, a witness, records custodian, or other interested party in a court case.
After serving any legal documents, process servers must provide the client with an affidavit to be filed by the client with their court to prove the service of process was completed. States vary as to whether the service of process must be notarized.