Summons with no court date

I was served a summons today and have 30 days to respond but I has no date to appear in court.

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Sep 03, 2010
summons
by: Gerri & Mary

What are the instructions listed on the summons for responding? It may be instructing you to answer the complaint rather than appear in court on a specific date.

If you don't understand the instructions, you have two options:

1. Contact the court with which the complaint was filed and ask for instructions on how to respond. Some employees may be more helpful than others.

2. Talk with a consumer law attorney for advice on how to respond.

We don't mean to be vague, but it's hard to tell what you are looking at.


Sep 03, 2010
Thank You
by: Anonymous

I believe it is #1 asking for my response. I have 30 calendar days from the date I was served which was yesterday. I have a call into an Attorney but being it is the start of the Labor Day weekend, it will be hard to talk to someone.

Sep 06, 2010
judgments without knowing!!!
by: Anonymous

I didn't receive notices, my ex-husband did and neither one of us knew of what to do. I have retired in 2004 and judgments were in 2009!!! Stuck!!!

Sep 06, 2010
Ifigured you would have a court summons if you were getting sued!!!
by: swh22

If I knew to ask a d**n lawyer I would have!!! the law sucks!!!

Sep 07, 2010
didn't kow what to do,not unlike many others!!!
by: swh22

The summons wasn't received my me to respond to and if I had I wouldn't have responded because I did not know a third party collector could come after your house for unsecured credit cards!! I had written to all the original creditors with suicide letters in hope they would forgive the debts in which they did until the scumbags got a hold of them!!!I retired 4 years before the judgments were granted they were already 4 year old debt and then Georgia decides to change the Statute of limitations to 6 years on open accounts!!!I still don't know if they have a right to collect these debts!!! Can somebody show me how to be a lawyer long enough to go to court!!!lol!!!

Sep 07, 2010
need C-L Attorney
by: swh22

Yes I know I need an Consumer Law Attorney but I can't afford one!!!Do you know anybody in the Newnan-Atlanta area? Thanks!!!

Sep 07, 2010
Didn't have a clue!!!
by: swh22

I didn't know I had to respond until the judgments were found at the court house and the clerk had lost the FI Fa until I asked if there was any liens on my house and she found them to file!!!

Sep 08, 2010
summons with no court date
by: Gerri & Mary

We're sorry, we're having a little bit of trouble following this conversation. But we can tell you that you can typically get a free consultation with a consumer law attorney who specializes in debt collection cases. If you win a case Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act you may be entitled to damages as well as attorney fees. For that reason, some consumer law attorneys will take these cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you don't pay them unless you win your case. it's at least worth looking into.

You can look for a local consumer law attorney with experience in debt collection cases. Find out how to get FREE or low cost legal advice about debt collection from a consumer law attorney here.

We hope this is helpful!!

Sep 08, 2010
conversation!!!
by: Anonymous

I keep telling you the conversation ,these third party slimeballs have liens on my house form unsecured credit cards that were written off by the OC!!! I don't think they own the debts but they have liens I would like to vacate these damn judgments or take these SOB's to court myself and see if they can prove they have a signed contract from these 4 year old written off debts!!! That is my conversation!!!

Sep 08, 2010
fed up with the d**n Law
by: swh22

I've been studying my case for weeks now and it looks like I have a FDCPA case here but they have judgments against me and I can't find a Lawyer, all I can find is people telling me to get a lawyer!!! If I could afford a Lawyer I would have paid these debts instead of sending suicide letters and retiring!!! Every thing I look at tells me to make them prove that they have the papers to prove they own the debt and that they sued me without me even knowing about it!!! I'm retired since 2004 living in a declared homestead in Newnan Ga. ,I shouldn't have to put up with this S**T !!!

Sep 18, 2010
Answering the Summons
by: Anonymous

Hello, I also live in Newnan, GA and went through
a similar situation last year. I was given a summons on a very old debt. I responded to
both the Attorney's office that filed the report
by certified mail(for receipt). Also, you are not given a court date until you respond. The attorney hope is that you will not respond. If you do not respond, then they automatically win. Im giving you all of my knowledge that I learned the hard way. State in writing that you don't owe bill and you want proof of receipts,how they came up with said owed amounts, signed documents,who they talked to, are they licensed in the state of Georgia etc, etc... Then go to the court house and this is a MUST take a copy of your letter where you responded to the summons all within 30 days. The collectors then have to provide all of the information to you within 30 days or they automatically lose. Here is where I made my mistake. I did not get a receipt from the Coweta County courthouse showing that I answered the response and they lost the paperwork so it looked as if I never responded.

Wonderful Jugdge Cranford apologized that they were short of help and told me to get an attorney who could possibly appeal. Cost of attorney was more than the debt. You can win, just make sure you respond within 30 days (ask for them to validate everything Fair Debt Collection Allows you know)send it certified and then take letter to court and get receipt showing you did so. Good Luck, D

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