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Is it okay for me to answer a court summons on my own?

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Is it okay for me to answer a court summons on my own?

Are you saying that were have received a summons for you to appear in court as a witness or that you have been sued for the credit card debt?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

well to e accurate my girlfriend in California is being sued by Zwicker and Assoc on behalf of discover card. for roughly $3500. I drafted a response to the claims but not sure if I did the right thing and needed a prefessional editorial.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

We did received a summons to appear but it doesn't state our day in court? Maybe we get a date after we respond?


You need to file what's called an Answer.

The answer needs to look like:

You need everything on the first page, then you need just one affirmative defense, to read as follows:

Defendant alleges as an affirmative defense that the statute of limitations bars the assertion of Plaintiff's claim.

Wherefore, premises considered, Defendant _______ (her name) asks that the Plaintiff be required to prove their case at a trial of this matter and that after the trial of this matter the Plaintiff's claim be dismissed with prejudice.

Respectfully submitted,

____________ (her name)
Pro Se
Phone number

You take this document and you have to file it in the court where she was sued. You also have to send a copy of the answer and send it to Zwicker.

Please let me know if you need further information.


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