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2019 Legislature - HB 91 has been signed by Governor DeSantis
Published on: 6/7/2019
2019 Legislature - HB 91
has been signed by Governor DeSantis
Effective date: Today

The Florida Association of Professional Process Servers (FAPPS) has been working for the past 3 years with our Lobbyist, Robert M. Levy and Associates, to propose changes to the Florida Statutes. Case law has confirmed in all instances that the statutes are to be strictly construed. Each suggested revision to Chapter 48 proposed and now passed has been in an effort to streamline wording to ensure compliance. Process Servers are required to comply with not only Chapter 48, but the Rules of Civil Procedure.

Here is a summary of the changes to Chapter 48 that are now in effect.

48.021 (1) Civil Witness Subpoenas – “shall” be served by any person authorized by the rules of civil procedure.

48.031 (2) (a) Substituted Service upon a spouse. Service may be made upon a spouse if;
• It is not an adversary proceeding between the spouse and the party
MAAPPS and Delegate Julie Carr
Published on: 5/29/2019
Meeting with Delegate Julie Carr.
Membership Website Support
Published on: 4/4/2019
Our new website is now integrated with an association platform, which give members the opportunity to manage their own membership profiles, register to attend events, and manage their own individual membership accounts.

Should you have questions, PLEASE EMAIL INFO@MAAPPS.ORG
4 Reasons Proper Service of Documents is Important
Published on: 3/1/2019
Service of process is key to making sure your case proceeds with as few delays as possible. Using a professional process server is one of the best ways to avoid improper service and give you peace of mind.

In Process

MAAPPS Featured on NAPPS Docket Cover
Published on: 6/10/2019
The Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Process Servers (MAAPPS) is featured on this month's cover of "The Docket Sheet", which is the official news magazine for the National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAPPS). This second quarter issue features our organization as the newest state charter association.