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The True Value of Hiring Spade & Archer Detective Agency for Process Serving

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Understanding the Cost of Process Serving

Hiring a process server is an essential step in many legal proceedings, ensuring that all parties involved are properly notified of legal actions. The cost of hiring a process server can vary widely based on several factors such as location, urgency, and the difficulty of service. In the San Francisco Bay Area, the typical rates for process serving services range as follows:

  • Standard Service: $260 to $500 per attempt

  • Rush Service: $395 to $695 per attempt

  • Same-Day Service: $595 to $700 per attempt

  • Skip Tracing Services: $416

  • Additional Fees: Costs for notarization, and affidavits of service could apply, but not always apply.

While these rates give a general idea, it's important to understand that not all process servers offer the same level of service. At Spade & Archer™ Detective Agency, we believe in providing a premium service that goes beyond the basics, ensuring not only the successful delivery of documents but also peace of mind for our clients.

What Differentiates Spade & Archer Detective Agency from Regular Process Servers

Expertise and Experience

Spade & Archer Detective Agency stands out due to our extensive experience in the field. With over 30 years of operation, our team has encountered and overcome a multitude of challenges in process serving. This depth of experience translates to a higher success rate and efficiency in handling even the most complex cases.

Licensed Investigation Firm

Unlike regular process servers, Spade & Archer is a licensed investigation firm. This status provides us with access to tools and databases that are not available to standard process servers. Our investigative capabilities allow us to locate individuals who are difficult to find, ensuring that legal documents are served promptly and accurately.

Comprehensive Services

Our agency offers a wide range of services beyond process serving, including skip tracing, stakeout services, and document retrieval. This comprehensive approach means that we can handle all aspects of the process serving task, from locating the individual to delivering the documents and providing detailed reports.

Why Our Prices Reflect Greater Value

Quality of Service

While our prices may be higher than those of regular process servers, they reflect the quality of service we provide. Our process servers are trained professionals who adhere to strict standards of professionalism and discretion. We understand the importance of each case and handle all documents with the utmost care and confidentiality.

Advanced Techniques and Technology

Spade & Archer utilizes advanced techniques and technology in our process serving operations. From sophisticated skip tracing methods to GPS tracking and electronic documentation, our technological edge ensures accuracy and efficiency. This investment in technology is part of what sets us apart and justifies our pricing.

Guaranteed Results

We offer a level of assurance that regular process servers cannot match. Our 30-plus years of experience mean that we have developed effective strategies for serving documents in a variety of situations. Our clients can trust that we will exhaust all possible avenues to ensure successful service, reducing the risk of delays in legal proceedings.

The Benefits of Hiring a Licensed Investigation Firm

Access to Comprehensive Databases

As a licensed investigation firm, Spade & Archer has access to a wide array of databases that are not available to the general public. This allows us to perform thorough background checks and locate individuals quickly, even if they have gone to great lengths to avoid detection.

Skilled Investigators

Our team comprises skilled investigators who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to each case. Their investigative skills enable them to gather information and evidence that can be critical in legal proceedings. This level of expertise is not typically found in regular process servers.

Detailed Reporting

We provide detailed reports that document every step of the process serving attempt. This transparency ensures that our clients are kept informed and that there is a clear record of all actions taken. These reports can be invaluable in court, providing proof of service and detailing the efforts made to serve documents.

Legal Compliance

Our status as a licensed investigation firm means that we are well-versed in the legal requirements for process serving. We ensure that all service attempts are conducted in full compliance with state and local laws, minimizing the risk of service being challenged in court.

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The Spade & Archer Advantage

Personalized Service

At Spade & Archer, we believe in providing personalized service tailored to the needs of each client. We take the time to understand the specifics of each case and develop a customized strategy to ensure successful service. This level of attention and care is not typically offered by regular process servers.

Reliability and Trustworthiness

Our clients trust us to handle their legal documents with the highest level of professionalism and integrity. Our reputation for reliability is built on years of consistent performance and positive client experiences. When you hire Spade & Archer, you can be confident that your case is in capable hands.

Enhanced Security Measures

We implement enhanced security measures to protect sensitive information and ensure the confidentiality of our clients. This includes secure handling of documents, encrypted communications, and rigorous vetting of our staff. Our commitment to security is another factor that sets us apart from regular process servers.


Hiring a process server is a crucial step in legal proceedings, and choosing the right service provider can make all the difference. While the cost of hiring Spade & Archer Detective Agency may be higher than that of regular process servers, the value we offer in terms of expertise, comprehensive services, and reliability justifies the investment.

Our 30-plus years of experience, status as a licensed investigation firm, and commitment to quality service ensure that we can handle even the most challenging process serving tasks. By choosing Spade & Archer, you are not only ensuring successful service of your legal documents but also gaining a trusted partner who will go above and beyond to support your case.

In summary, the true value of hiring Spade & Archer Detective Agency lies in the peace of mind that comes from knowing your legal matters are being handled by seasoned professionals. We invite you to experience the Spade & Archer difference and see why we are the preferred choice for process serving in the San Francisco Bay Area.


1. Why is Spade & Archer more expensive than other process servers? Our higher rates reflect the quality and comprehensiveness of our services, including advanced investigative techniques, personalized service, and guaranteed results.

2. How does being a licensed investigation firm benefit the process serving process? As a licensed investigation firm, we have access to extensive databases and employ skilled investigators, enabling us to locate individuals quickly and efficiently.

3. What additional services does Spade & Archer offer? In addition to process serving, we offer skip tracing, stakeout services, document retrieval, and detailed reporting to support all aspects of legal proceedings.

4. How do I know if Spade & Archer is the right choice for my case? Our 30-plus years of experience, professional reputation, and commitment to legal compliance make us a trusted partner for handling even the most complex process serving tasks.

5. What steps does Spade & Archer take to ensure confidentiality and security? We implement enhanced security measures, including secure handling of documents and encrypted communications, to protect sensitive information and ensure client confidentiality.


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