How do you file an answer?

How do you file an answer?

If you decide to file a response, you must file it in the same courthouse where the lawsuit was filed. The address should be on the papers you were served by the plaintiff. Make sure you take your original plus at least 2 copies to the clerk’s office to file. You will have to pay a filing fee to file your papers.

How do you write a response to a court summons?

  1. Provide the name of the court at the top of the Answer. You can find the information on the summons.
  2. List the name of the plaintiff on the left side.
  3. Write the case number on the right side of the Answer.
  4. Address the Judge and discuss your side of the case.
  5. Ask the judge to dismiss the case.

How do you respond to a summons for debt?

You should respond in one of three ways:

  1. Admit. Admit the paragraph if you agree with everything in the paragraph.
  2. Deny. Deny the paragraph if you want to make the debt collector prove that it is true.
  3. Defendant denies the allegation for lack of knowledge sufficient to know the truth or falsity thereof.

How do you respond to a summons without a lawyer?

How do I answer the complaint?

  1. Read the summons and make sure you know the date you must answer by.
  2. Read the complaint carefully.
  3. Write your answer.
  4. Sign and date the answer.
  5. Make copies for the plaintiff and yourself.
  6. Mail a copy to the plaintiff.
  7. File your answer with the court by the date on the summons.

How do you serve someone who won’t answer the door?

Yes. A process server no longer has to actually touch a person with the papers in order to serve them. If they knock on the door, and your mother is aware of who they are and what they want, and they are aware of who she is, she can be considered served even if she does not open the door.

How do you properly serve someone?

In all cases, the “server” or “process server” MUST:

  1. Be 18 years old or older;
  2. Not be a party to the case;
  3. Serve the paperwork on the other side in the time required;
  4. Fill out a proof of service form that tells the court whom they served, when, where, and how; and.

How do you respond to being served?

How Should I Respond to Being Served?

  1. Don’t Avoid the Server.
  2. Note the Date to Respond to Being Served.
  3. Understand Your Options.
  4. Find Out What Your Answer Should Be.
  5. File and Send the Plaintiff a Copy.
  6. Take the Next Steps.

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