Listed Massachusetts Process Servers who serve defendants and respondents with court issued summonses, citations, orders, writs and other legal documents.
The importance of legal documents should never be underestimated, specially a court summons or citation. How it is served is responsible for the commencement of all lawsuits in Massachusetts and everywhere else in the nation. Attorneys who have a summons or citation issued by a court depend upon private Process Servers to properly execute the delivery and service of the summons or citation. Service of a summons or citation is what establishes jurisdiction of the court over the defendant and or respondent.
Types of Summonses or Citations Process Servers in Massachusetts Serve
Listed Massachusetts Process Servers are experienced with all types of documents which are usually served the same.
A Divorce Summons to be Served in Massachusetts
A divorce summons is served on a person involved in a legal proceeding for divorce. Legal action may be in progress against the person In the former case, the summons will typically announce to the person to whom it is directed that a legal proceeding has been started against that person, and that a case has been initiated in the issuing court
A Summons and Complaint to be Served in Massachusetts
The Summons and Complaint is the most popular service provided in Massachusetts. Each day there are tens of thousands of summons and complaint filed throughout America. These filings are the beginning of the legal process involving people and business who are involved in a legal battle. The summons and complaint must be served properly, on time and proper filing of the service affidavit or proof is essential to move the case along.
A Massachusetts citation is also issued by a court that compels a defendant is a civil lawsuit to respond and or answer the complaint or petition that accompanies it.
Massachusetts Process Serving Civil Summons
A Massachusetts civil summons is most often accompanied by a complaint or a petition. Depending on the type of summons, there is often an option to endorse a summons so that the entity being served may be identified.
Massachusetts Criminal Summons
One example of a summons is found in the tax law of the United States. The Internal Revenue Code authorizes the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to issue a summons for a taxpayer or any person having custody of books of account relating to a business of a taxpayer to appear before the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury or his delegate (generally, this means the IRS employee who issued the summons) at the time and place named in the summons. The person summoned may be required to produce books, papers, records, or other data, and to give testimony under oath before an IRS employee.
The IRS is also empowered to issue the section 7602 summons for the purpose of "inquiring into any offense connected with the administration or enforcement of the internal revenue laws."
The summons may be enforced by a court order, and the law provides a criminal penalty of up to one year in prison or a fine, or both, for failure to obey the summons, except that the person summoned may, to the extent applicable, assert a privilege against self incrimination or other evidentiary privileges, if applicable.
This type of summons is not served by a Private Process Server.
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