I just got served papers to appear. I think they were called a writ.
I have not been to court yet because a date has not been sent to me.
I am about one month behind.
yes I do
I was just givin a writ
The paper I was givin didn't have any money amount on it
No I haven't been to court yet
I am 1 month behind
yes I do and have just sent him some
You ask for a hearing by filing an appearance form before the return date. It is a simple form that you get from the court. You need to fill out the appearance form, leave it with the clerk, and send a copy to the landlord or the landlord’s attorney.
After you file your appearance, you will receive a notice in the mail telling you the date of your hearing, which will usually be within the next 10 days.
In all evictions, the court has the authority to grant a stay of up to 90 days, during which time the Writ of Possession is “stayed” (delayed) by the court. The judge may grant all, none, or part of the 90 days allowed by law. You must pay rent weekly in advance during the stay period. If you miss a payment, the landlord can immediately go back to the court and obtain a Writ of Possession.
You should request a stay prior to the end of the hearing. The judge will consider how difficult it will be for you to move, whether your children will have to change schools, your ability to pay rent during the stay, whether you have a date for moving, and how a delay will hurt the landlord. If the court grants a stay, at the end of the stay period the landlord still must serve you with a Writ of Possession.
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