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First: You must file the original Answer, Affirmative Defenses and completed Proof of Service with the court's clerk within 30 days after receiving the lawsuit paperwork. Forms that you will need:
- Answer #PLD-C-010
- Affirmative Defenses Attachment (please read these and see if they apply to your case).
- Verification /Proof of Service by Mail #SCL-0031
Make 3 copies of your completed papers (one for Yourself. one for the clerk of court and one for the other party or their attorney). The original is filed with the court.
2. Serve the paperwork to the other side:
a. Have someone over 18 who is not involved in your case (the "server") mail one copy of the Answer, and Affirmative Defenses to the lawyer or the person suing you (if they do not have a lawyer) 1st class U.S. mail. The address of the lawyer or person suing you is in the Complaint. You cannot mail the papers yourself!
b. After the server mails the documents have him or her complete the Proof of Service by Mail form.
3. Bring the completed Proof of Service by Mail along with your original Answer and Affirmative Defenses to the court clerk and hand the documents answer, defenses, and proof of service to the clerk for filing. Make sure you bring 2 copies one for your records and one for the clerk.
Please press ACCEPT at the appropriate level of service 3 or greater so I may get credit for my answer. If you have specific question on the form line # XXXXX ask. If you have further questions ask.