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Never Ignore a Summons 

Many people find the idea of being sued to be a terrifying experience and many unlucky recipients of a summons often ignore it thinking that it will just go away. Getting sued doesn't mean you are a bad person. In simple terms it just means someone or some company has a disagreement with you or believes you are not honoring an agreement and is asking a judge to decide who is right.

A summons will not just go away if you ignore it. Ignoring a summons can be a huge mistake, and here is why....

 Most summons require an "answer" which is simply you stating your side of the story. It doesn't always have to be a long drawn-out novel as to why you feel you are right. It has to answer the particular points raised in the summons. If you fail to answer the summons within the time frame specified (sometimes 15 days, sometimes 30, etc,) [the respond-by time is usually noted on the summons] then the plaintiff (the one suing you) or their attorney will file a motion for a "default judgement." That simply means you didn't bother to answer the summons so the plaintiff asks the court to award them victory over you. No fanfare, nothing remarkable, just a simple victory over the case....and you lose by default. There are some good attorneys that may be able to change that outcome but it only costs you more money.

Hire an attorney if you can afford one and have them file an ANSWER to that summons. You may think that attorneys are only for the wealthy or well-off individuals but if you call around to some law offices and explain the summons and some basic details, you may be pleasantly surprised at how little it costs to at least get an ANSWER to the summons filed. If you can't afford one there may be some legal resources in your city that offer free assistance to people who are without the ability to afford an attorney. Ask around and you might be quite happy with your search.

Benefits of answering a summons:

1. The plaintiff may change their mind and withdraw.
(for various reasons like the anticipated cost of the case or if they don't really have a case to begin with, etc.)

2. You may buy yourself time to work out a solution.
(this is where an attorney can really help you.)

3. You don't just give the plaintiff an easy win.
(why roll over and accept defeat?)

Contact an attorney and find out the best options available to you. By all means do not run away from a summons and do not think you'll get around to it sometime - ANSWER it.What's hot?  What's not?

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