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www.civillawselfhelpcenter.org/self-help/lawsuits-for-money/pleading-stage-filing-a-complaint-or-responding-to-a-complaint/243-responding-to-a-complaint-if-you-ve-been-sued

If you decided to file an answer or motion with the court, the Self-Help Center might have a form to help you. TIP! You'll need to use the form for the correct court. Look at the summons and complaint you received. On the first page of the summons or complaint, there's a "caption" (heading). That caption should indicate which ...

www.washingtonlawhelp.org/resource/how-to-answer-a-lawsuit-for-debt-collection

If the papers you received have no file number, the plaintiff may have decided to deliver (or serve) the papers to you before filing them with the court. The law allows this. You are still bound by the time limit listed in your Summons. But you may not need to file your Answer with the court yet. You must still deliver a copy to the ...

www.masslegalhelp.org/children-and-families/probate-and-family-court/the-answer

I just got a summons and complaint. It says I have to answer by a certain date. If you got a summons and complaint, you are the "defendant" in this case. The person who filed the complaint is the "plaintiff." Every defendant gets a chance to tell the court his or her version of the problem that the complaint is about. First, you file ...

skibalaw.com/how-to-draft-an-answer-to-a-debt-collection-lawsuit-in-3-steps

May 10, 2012 ... Two things are listed in the box on the right: the case number that has been assigned by the court, and the title of the document you are filing. You can get the case number from the Complaint or the Summons you received earlier. Copy it exactly as it appears on those documents. The title for the document ...

www.seols.org/help-center/how-to-file-an-answer-in-a-civil-case-not-divorce

FAILURE TO ANSWER IS ADMITTING THE COMPLAINT. If you look at the SUMMONS, which often is the first page of the papers that you received from the Court, you will notice that it demands that you Answer the complaint within 28 days after you are served with the Summons. YOU MUST FILE YOUR ANSWER WITHIN ...

courts.mi.gov/administration/scao/forms/courtforms/mc03.pdf

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING AND SERVING AN ANSWER TO A COMPLAINT ( FORM MC 03). If you received a complaint, you are required to appear and answer the complaint by the date on the summons. If you were personally served, you have 21 days after receiving the summons to file a written answer with the court.

lawshelf.com/courseware/entry/summons-complaint-and-answer

Terms: Complaint: The complaint is the document written by the plaintiff's attorney that, when filed and served upon the defendant(s), commences a lawsuit. The complaint serves many purposes including the identification of the parties involved in the lawsuit, the plaintiff's reason for filing a lawsuit, and the type of relief that is ...

www.lawhelpnc.org/resource/instructions-to-answer-a-complaint/download/7B3ADFA8-5301-4312-B697-E6D2F9401206.pdf

You have received a summons and complaint which require for you to respond or ... You must answer the complaint and file it at the office of the Clerk of Court within ... Answer. 3. Defendant entered a contract with the Plaintiff. 3. Denied. Note that in each example above the number of the paragraphs in the complaint.

www.wikihow.com/Answer-a-Civil-Court-Summons

If the summons and complaint that you received didn't have a case number, you can't file your answer yet. You will receive notice of the case number when the plaintiff files the complaint with the court. Until then, the court will have no record of the case. When you file your answer, ...