Respond to that Collections Lawsuit—But Seek Legal Help First!
Summary: Time is of the essence any time a lawsuit reaches your doorstep, but it's just as important to be thoughtful in your response as it is to be quick. With the right representation, you should get the best of both worlds!
"Procrastinating is the worst thing you can do if you have been served, along with trying to avoid the process server. The reality is that you are being notified of a lawsuit against you so that you can proceed accordingly and know when to show up to court. The legal documents delivered to you must be examined as soon as possible so that with the help of your collections lawsuit attorney you can file the correct response, and do so on time. While late responses may sometimes be accepted by the court later, there is no guarantee, and without a response in place, the plaintiff could be guaranteed a default judgment against you."
Read the entire article on the official Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC blog.
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