When do process servers get paid?

If you are on direct deposit:

Pay is processed every Tuesday and Friday, and includes all proofs processed by ABC Legal as of the previous day. A remittance document will be sent to you listing each job that you will be paid for and the amount. Pay is posted to your financial institution, and the funds become available when your financial institution finishes processing.

If you receive paper checks:

Checks are cut on the 1st and 16th of each month or, if that day is a weekend or holiday, on the first business day following. Checks include all proofs received as of the previous business day. They are mailed to the address accounting has on file for the process server. Checks will include a remittance breaking down where the pay on the check is coming from, and typically take 3-5 days to arrive.

How do I set up direct deposit? How do I change my bank account information?

Simple, just fill out an EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) form using PactSafe.

If you have direct deposit set up then pay will go out every Tuesday and Friday.

How do I update my W9?

Select the following link to update your W9 using PactSafe.

What if an order was removed from my list? Will I be paid for attempts? 

We will pay on any attempted jobs that our customers asked to cancel, or that courts or executive orders kept us from serving. You will be sent a proof of service on any canceled job that you made attempts on, and when we received the signed version back pay will automatically be dispersed on the next pay cycle.

Will I be paid on orders I attempted if I stopped serving?

At this time we will pay for any resolved orders, or ones that our customers cancel. If the order was left incomplete, we will not pay out for it at this time.

Where can I see my pay history?

With each payment a remittance document will be sent, this will list all the services paid during that time period. We recommend keeping copies of these documents for your records.

Also, a history of payments is included in ABC Mobile under the Earnings section. 

How do I get my 1099?

1099 forms are sent in the mail, each year, at the end of January.

Unique Pay Scenarios:

Concurrent Service

If documents for more than one defendant are delivered to the same address at the same time, or if multiple cases are being delivered to the same defendant at the same address and time, pay is slightly altered. You will receive full pay for the first service, and each additional service will be paid out at 50%. For instance:

I had documents to serve on Jane Fonda and John Fonda at 633 Yesler Way, Seattle, WA. I spoke with a woman who identified herself as Jane Fonda, and verbally confirmed that John Fonda was a current co-resident of hers. I gave both sets of documents to Jane Fonda and entered the services separately in ABC Mobile. My typical rate is $16 per resolution, so I should expect to be paid $16 for serving Jane and $8 for serving John for a total of $24.


If an entire job involves posting a set of documents, meaning there was only one trip to the address, then that order will pay out at at $10.

RUSH Orders

We charge extra, and pay extra, for RUSH orders. For this reason, expectations are higher. Attempts must be made every 24 hours and, if possible, on the same day you print out or receive the documents.