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DearCustomer- If you did not guarantee the debts of the corporation you are not liable and neither is your wife. You need to file an answer to the suit and claim that this was a corporate, not personal, liability. If you fail to file an answer then the plaintiff can get a default judgment so just calling or writing them will not suffice. You need to file an answer with the court where the suit was filed and deny the claim based on the corporate veil.
All you can do is explain to the court that you are not an attorney and that you thought you were responding properly. Obviously you did not file a proper answer so you will have to explain your position and ask the court for time to find an attorney.