Proof of service must be filed with court to officially complete service of process. ABC Legal does not file proof of service for most customers.
To complete service of process and officially move on to the next part of the legal process, proof of service must be filed with the court.
ABC Legal makes getting the proof easy. All you have to do is file it.
How do I get the proof of service?
The proof of service is completed by the process server after they deliver the documents.
Proof of service is available as a PDF in your account as soon as it's ready. You can download it from your account on the Case Details page associated with your order.
When the signed copy is available, you should receive an alert by email, SMS*, or notification (unless you have changed your notification preferences).
- If your case is at a court that requires the physical copy, sometimes called a "wet ink original", the proof of service will be mailed to you. The process server should send it within a few days of signing the proof.
- If the proof must be notarized, it may take additional time for a process server to take the document in and sign it in front of a notary. You may have to wait an additional two weeks to receive notarized proofs.
Updates will be available in your account at every step.
What do I do with the proof?
Filing the proof of service is required to complete service of process. ABC Legal will provide you with the proof of service in the format required by court.
- If you are able to file digitally or if the original document is not required, you can use the PDF provided in your secure account.
- If you must file the original, it will be mailed to you.
- If you must file a notarized proof, it will be mailed to you.
Depending on the kind of proof required, you will either need to file online (eFile) or in person (physical or over-the-counter filing). Typically, proof filing follows the same process and procedures observed when filing the case initially with the court.