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Registered Agent Questions And Answers

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In practice, there are some significant advantages to enlisting an outside party to accept service of process and other legal and tax documents on behalf of your business. You could enlist the help of registered agent services if a trusted or senior employee is absent for some reason.

So what does your Registered Agent do for you and why do you need one? Say for example your trusted employee is out of the office on a day that a process server arrives. Would another employee know what to do with the documents? Remember that failure of a summons to reach the required person could result in the entry of a default judgment.

Can I be my own Registered Agent or have a family member be my Registered Agent? In a word, yes, but there is much to consider. Choosing a party to act as agent guards your professional privacy. If you or a family member are out, an employee acting as agent may encounter confidential information such as lawsuits involving former employees, dissatisfied customers or unhappy vendors. What’s more, by naming an outside party as agent, you can be sure that your clients will not be witness to a potentially embarrassing service of process in your office.

What if I don’t assign a Registered Agent to my entity? Then you are risking a lot. The above link succinctly explains.

Assigning a Registered Agent is easy and affordable! Contacts us today to discuss our reasonably priced registered agent packages that save you the headache of managing these tasks internally and allow you to focus on whatever it is you do.

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