What is a service of process?
A service of process is a lawsuit filed against a company. Every state has enacted laws that there must exist a registered agent to receive service of process upon a legal entity. If your business is sued, your registered agent will receive a service of process. There are a few other reasons why a company would receive a service of process, but almost always you receive a service of process because of a lawsuit pending against your company.
When you incorporate, you get a corporate distinction as long as you maintain a corporate veil, your company is operating as a separate legal entity. Because it could be difficult for a service of process to be served on a legal entity, a registered agent is required on file so that a service of process can be served to the company. This is the main reason a registered agent is required by law, to receive service of process for businesses they represent.
In order for this legal entity to receive a service of process, there must be a registered agent to accept the service of process on the company’s behalf. In reality, a service of process is fairly rare, but if and when they do occur, we handle the claim quickly and get you the help we need. Not only will you receive automatic updates to your email and up to 5 additional emails, you’ll be able to immediately view the service of process on our secure database. Before you respond to the service of process, understand that Registered Agent worldwide has direct lines to lawyers and accounts who can help you respond in the appropriate fashion, no matter what the service of process may be.
Receiving a service of process isn’t something you need to worry about, especially when you have a professional registered agent. If you were to pick a random dude to be your registered agent, perhaps you might have some concern about a service of process. However, at Registered Agent worldwide- the only internationally recognized Registered Agent service with offices in 50 states and 31 countries worldwide, your service of process will be handled quickly and professionally, allowing you to immediately get the help you need to respond to the service of process.
You shouldn’t be afraid of a service of process, especially if you have taken steps to ensure the asset protection of your important business assets. Talk to your attorney and get a legal opinion on the situation.