ABA Legal Document Service offer a fast and professional service of all forms of legal documents and notices in all jurisdictions throughout Australia and New Zealand. We appreciate that at this stage of the legal process it is imperative to get results and have the other party brought to notice. At our head office on the Sunshine Coast. Our first attempt at service is normally within 48 hours. That’s quick service. Same day service is also available on request.
We serve ALL legal documents including:
- Writs and Subpoenas
- Debts Owing
- Family Law Court
- Magistrates Court
- District Court
- Supreme Court
- County and Civil Court
- Federal Court
- Bankruptcy Notices
- Notice of Breach
At ABA Legal Document Service we pride ourselves on providing and ensuring a positive result with every document received. Family Law matters are our specialty. With over 39 years of experience in the industry you can trust our wealth of knowledge. When an experienced Process Server counts to you chose ABA Legal Document Service.
We are Members of the following organisations: Australian Institute of Credit Management | American Collector's Association |
World Association Service of Process
ABA Legal Document Service appreciate the importance of correctly sworn Affidavits of Service or attempted service. Our office prepares Affidavits of Service for all jurisdictions. We pride ourselves on maintaining a high standard with regard to format and accuracy on all affidavits we produce. We also quality check those affidavits provided by our clients prior to them leaving our office assuring you the professional finish your matter deserves.
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Our Clients are advised of service, progress or of any difficulties that include the history of attempts to serve and/or service of the documents. This is an invaluable resource should an attempt affidavit or affidavit of service become lost by a client and it needs to be reproduced, or simply as a point of reference for those files that might become lengthy due to numerous addresses attempted.
Reporting by email provides you peace of mind and accountability during this process. If for any reason we are unable to effect service immediately you will know up front valid reasons and our recommended course of action.
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On receipt of all documents for service our office checks them for all relevant inclusions i.e. filing dates, court numbers, and all required notices and attachments. If anything is, or appears to be missing, our office will contact you directly and ensure this is rectified before the file is briefed to an agent for service.
Our Affidavits of Service are also subjected to a audit review ensuring the information contained within together with the dialogue reflects a true and accurate version of events.
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We organise Agents and Locksmiths to attend properties to take vacant possession. We also liaise with the Bailiff’s office regarding taking possession and changing locks on occupied premises that are being served with warrants of possession.
Progress reports are provided via e-mail or phone, whichever you prefer, and are provided on a regular basis so that your file is run as efficiently as possible.
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ABA Legal Document Service’s Field Call service is tailored to individual clients and is utilised for many reasons. Including discussions with debtors regarding outstanding debts, confirming the location of a person of interest, occupancy reports, to deliver notices and other legal correspondence when service is not required.
Services such as:
- Credit Card recoveries
- Location inquiries
- Motor Vehicle 3rd Party enquiries
- Demands for payment
- Financial Status assessments
- Statement signing
These are just a few areas we can assist you. Collection, Insurance, Finance and Legal Firms can profit from our proven ability to provide them with the information they require.
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Examination Hearing Attendances
Our office has experienced staff able to attend Examination Hearings to all Courts between Caloundra and Noosa. Experienced in debt collection our team know the questions to ask and what to look for to enable a positive result for the creditor.
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There are many variations in respect to service costs. Is the matter urgent? How many Defendants are to be served? Etc. The cost of a routine serve (a serve that is first attempted within 2-7 days of receiving the papers) can be as low as $70 and can go up to $200 and we recommend you obtain a quote so we can gauge the type of document and the particular area you require service.
Conditions of Service
- We operate a pick-up service on the Sunshine Coast only. This may incur a small fee.
- We accept email or original documents to be served and a photocopy plus any additional instructions or information we should be aware of.
- A photograph of the person to be served is helpful, but we recommend that you take a copy for you own records.
- We require written instruction to ABA Legal Document Service requesting to serve documents on your behalf. The Instructions must clearly state the name of the Defendant/Respondent being served and the address you wish us to serve the documents. Your Instructions must also contain your name, address, email and contact phone numbers.
- We will contact you immediately once the documents are served and invoice you within 24 hours of service.
Normal hours of trade
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm, Friday 8:00am - 1:00pm.
Process Serving Hours: Monday to Friday 7 am – 7 pm; Saturday & Sunday 8.00am to 5 pm (Arrangements to be made for service outside these hours if required)
- No service on Public Holidays
- 3 attempts at a minimum (we confirm for continuation of service)
- Phone messages replied to within 2 hours
- No refunds apply
- Discounts negotiable for clients volume of work