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I was served a summons from a Debt Collection agency: a limited

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I was served a summons from a Debt Collection agency: a limited civil case for $2182.11 on June 6th.
I called the debt collection agency - they do not want to settle.
My 30 days to respond to court is today. JUly 6th.
Can I send a certified letter - stamped today - from an inexpensive attorney?
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
If served with summons, it has to be from a lawyer.You therefore need to file an answer responding to the complaint and do so in court.You want it done in person in court or otherwise through a lawyer.If due today, should consider asking the lawyer for extension of time to respond to complaint.martindale.com is a good resource. Kindly let me know if helpful.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if I don't respond today, what will happen?
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
Generally, nothing. The default can be asked for, but courts will vacate a default or not enter one where defendant answers soon after the due date. Courts want cases decided on the merits, especially if you seek an extension in writing showing good faith.
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 1 year ago.
Please let me know if the answer is helpful.