How Do I Respond to Court Summons

I received a summons to appear in court for a debt of 1500 dollars how do I answer this?

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Feb 22, 2011
How Do I Respond to a Court Summons?

I am not clear about what you are asking. If you want to know how to fill out your official response to the summons, I suggest that you contact the clerk for the court where your case will be heard for help. He or she can step you through the process for filling out the form.

If you are asking how to respond to the summons from a legal perspective, I am not an attorney and I do not know anything about the details of your situation, so I cannot help you. If you need such assistance, you should schedule an appointment with a consumer law attorney in your area who helps consumers resolve debt collection problems.

The important thing is to respond to the summons you have received by the deadline it indicates and to show up in court on the date of the hearing. If you do not show up, whoever has sued you -- the plaintiff -- will probably win a default judgment against you, which means that you will lose the lawsuit without ever having a chance to defend yourself and tell your side of the story.

Good luck resolving your problem.

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