Pro Se & Small Claims

Pro Se is Latin meaning “for self”.

Are you acting as your own attorney?

We get that. We also know it can be difficult to know what to do. We’re happy to guide you through the process. Feel free to call or email with any questions.
We’re here to help you get the papers served.

When contacting us be sure to include:

  • Your complete information.
  • The full name and address of the person we are to serve papers upon.
  • Let us know how many pages the document set is.
  • If / When there is a court date.

We’ll manage your small claims filing.

Upon completion of your small claims process service we will file the proof of service at the court on your behalf. We’ll send you an email copy. Be sure to bring the copy to court with you.

Small claims general information.

  • The instructions page does need to be served.
  • The defendant must be served at least 30 days prior to the court date.
  • Serving copies is OK. Email PDFs to get started.
  • If you’re suing 2 people both must be served for proper due process.

Pro Se FAQ

Frequently asked questions.

There are many factors that effect the outcome. Usually, less than a week.

Well, no. We prefer to have the documents in a PDF format, emailed to us.

Yes. We need to know the total number of pages as we have a $.25 per page fee.

Yes, email the papers as a PDF document.

Take a look at our pricing by city page. The price is there.

We require payment in full in advance.

You sure can. After you check the price, you can go to our remit payment page and pay there using a credit card.

We will email a copy of the proof prior to mailing the original to you to file at court.

Our fees are based on the address that we attempt. If we make an attempt, the fee is incurred. There are no refunds for non-serves.

Have you been served papers?

Did you know it’s your right to be informed when you are named in a law suit?

While that may not be the best news you’ve ever had, being served papers is your right under the United States Bill of Rights and under Federal and State statutes as well.

Here’s the quick breakdown

The 5th amendment to the Bill of Rights is Due Process. Due Process is the concept that each citizen has certain rights under the law.

As a citizen of the United States you have the right to Due Process. This means that the court must be sure that your rights are protected in legal proceedings. That we get our “due” through a predefined “process”.

The court can’t just order a judgement against you because they must follow the 5th amendment.

The Rules of Civil Procedure are the way the court system implements due process. Courts have many rules of civil procedure to be followed. All designed to manage the cases quickly while also ensuring your rights.

One of those being the right to be informed if you are a party to a legal proceeding.

To accomplish this they came up with process service. A person, possibly a county sheriff or private process server is hired by an attorney. The attorney is following the rules of civil procedure set forth by the court.

The process server must find you, identify you and actually hand the legal papers to you*. Then they will sign an affidavit swearing they actually handed you the papers. That they “served you”.

But do be aware that once due process has been satisfied you become subject to judgement by the court. So, avoiding being served only delays the inevitable. And likely makes it worse.

Both the Federal and State court systems utilize “Civil Process Service” to inform individuals within its jurisdiction of legal proceedings to which they are now a party.

Although being involved in litigation of any type is a hassle and will certainly be costly, you probably do want to be informed. This is one of the rare and prudent ways that the system actually looks out for you.

*We are not attorneys and we do not provide legal advise in any way. Please contact an attorney.