Filing the necessary forms and papers at a court can be a burdensome and a time consuming task. The process usually involves visiting the court clerk, paying the filing fee, and adhering to court-specific filing requirements. Rather than do all this work yourself, let us handle the task of filing and serving court documents for you. We have made it easier for our New York clients by filing papers for them, whether in-person or through e-filing.
Reasons You May Need to File Papers in Court
You may need to file legal documents in court for various reasons. These include:
- Submitting a lawsuit
- Filing into an ongoing case
- Reopening an old case
These are just a few examples. Individuals and organizations file papers for a wide range of civil, criminal, probate, and family matters.
Court Filing in New York City
There is a proper way to deliver legal papers, guided by something called the service of process. Every person and organization involved in a case need to be served with their own set of legal papers the right way.
Papers, such as complaints or summons, cannot be personally served by the involved parties, unless permitted by the judge. This is where process servers step in; they will serve legal papers in a way that is recognized by the law.
When it comes to serving court papers in New York, leave it to professionals.
If the case has started but the legal papers weren’t served the right way, the judge may require the plaintiff or petitioner to restart the whole process from the beginning. This is known as a dismissal without prejudice. At Serve Index LLC, rest assured we will serve your documents with accuracy and guaranteed success.
We will help you file your Federal, State, Matrimonial, Probate, Family and Civil related cases at any of New York City’s courts including:
- Family Court
- Surrogate’s Court
- US District Court
- New York State Supreme Court
- New York City Civil Court
What Type of Paperwork Do You Need to File?
The documents you need to file depend on the type of case and its status.
Suppose you need to subpoena evidence. You need to fill out a form and attach an affidavit explaining why you need a particular witness or document for your case.
Once your subpoena is authorized, you will also need someone to quickly serve it to the relevant party.
Court Filing Fees
Every court filing has a fee. The amount you pay depends on various factors, including the court, case type, and document type.
The fee may be large enough in relation to your household income that it is a significant financial burden. In that case, you may be exempt from paying it. Your court clerk can provide a list of filing fees which will tell you if the exemption applies to you.
In-Person Court Filing
Our process is simple and straightforward, we’ll pick up the necessary documents and file them at the appropriate court, and in the case of civil matters, in the correct jurisdiction. To get started you’ll need to have the necessary paperwork complete, as well as the correct amount of copies. If you need an index number, we’ll purchase them on your behalf, and submit the papers to the court clerk.
Save yourself the hassle of personally filing papers. Use our electronic filing system if it’s available in your area.
There are several counties in New York that allow papers to be filed electronically. However, not every claim can be filed in this manner. Some would still require you to file in-person.
For those counties that accept e-filing we’ve added this new feature to our services. This is part of our commitment to our clients to serve court papers in New York the right way.
Now, as an authorized e-filing agency we’re able to assist attorneys file cases through the NYSCEF (New York State Courts Electronic Filing) system saving them countless hours in the process. To carry out this service we’ll need a Statement of Authorization (SOA) for each law firm or attorney, in addition to scanned copies of the relevant paperwork.
Take advantage of this service and file papers electronically.
File Paper Quickly with Our Court Filing Service
Your papers will be filed with the clerk of the court or through e-filing expeditiously. Meaning, you won’t have to spend time curating and filing your client’s cases, or spending time away from the office filing your own claims. We’ll take care of this process in an expedient manner.
We also offer fast process service to deliver documents within days.
To get your claims filed simply contact us.