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I have been sued in Texas, and have until Monday at 10:00 a.m. to answer the petition. I do not the money for representation, and am also out of state. There is also an issue on whether or not I was properly served. My question is: do I still have time to file a Motion to Extend Time to Respond? Also, I can't find an appropriate form online to do so. Where can I get one?
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There are no extensions possible here.I am giving you answer forms here for divorce.If this is different case you may modify but as long as you deny everything and file it here you will be fine.You sign it and send it in timely here.Copy other side.BotXXXXX XXXXXne is that anything timely filed treated as denial and puts all in controversy and avoids default.



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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I should have been more specific. The complaint filed against me is from a corporation claiming I'm trying to destroy their company. The truth that will come out eventually is that they are massively defrauding their customers and they are trying to shut me down so I can't contact said customers.

I've come across many Texas cases online where attorneys file Motions to Extend Time. Are you SPECIFICALLY saying I can't file a Motion to Extend Time for an ANSWER TO A COMPLAINT?

Thank you.
Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
You want to file an answer here.Otherwise you risk default.You can file such a motion but court decides whether to allow you time.Why not file something here.It does not have to be perfect.Anything that denies everything here and demands proof will be treated as a response.You can always amend your answer here later on.You are just trying to prevent a default.


Texas Rules here--look at 83,84, 85 etc..covers answers..

http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/rules/TRCP/RCP_all.pdf

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thank you for your help, but I needed a definitive answer, so in the meantime I continued to research online and found Rule 5 in the TRCP which allows me to ask for "enlargement of time" if I have "good cause". I think I have 4-5 "good causes", and would rather get the extension than answer the complaint. There are 60+ allegations against me that I want to refute one by one, not just throw up a "general denial" and hope for the best. There is too much at stake here to let even one allegation go unchallenged. I realize you work from very little information, so again, I appreciate your advice.
Lawyer: Ray, Lawyer replied 8 years ago
Not a problem, that a judgment call.But you can file a general denial here if you choose.Always your call.You are going to need a lawyer here they seem to mean business.

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