Frequently Asked Questions

What is Service of Process?


According to United States legal procedure, all parties must be notified if they are facing legal action against them in a court of law. Notification (called service of process) is accomplished through delivery of documents describing the legal action, and those documents include subpoenas, complaints, summonses, writs and order to show cause.  

What does a professional process server do?


A process server is responsible for delivering legal documents to the parties involved in court proceedings. Some states require process servers to be licensed or registered, and all process servers must adhere to all state regulations governing legal service of process. Process servers typically locate the individual named on the document, travel to that person to deliver the documents, verify the person’s identity before handing over the papers, and then provide their client with a signed proof of service. This proof of service - also called the affidavit of service - details the time, date and location of the service of process, and the subject’s name. It is the document you can present in court to verify that successful service of process occurred.  

Why do I need a process server?


Service of process must be carried out by a professional who understands the state and local laws, is well-versed on best practices and is licensed if required in that state. Any failure to follow legal procedures can result in legal issues for other parties in the court case, which is why you should leave service of process to a professional. An experienced and knowledgeable process server will do everything by the book and make it easy to demonstrate that you fairly notified the other parties of impending legal action.  

We are here to help you.


The good news is that you can take the worry out of your service of process by working with Duces Tecum. We are well-versed in the laws governing service of process in Texas, and our professional process servers ensure that your documents are served legally and ethically.

Our friendly staff is always available to answer your questions. Please contact us if you need more information about service of process. 

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us via phone at 713-520-9646 during our business hours or via e-mail at 24 hours a day and we can discuss your service needs. We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Duces Tecum, Inc.

6201 Bonhomme Rd, Houston, Texas 77036, United States


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