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I am being sued for a debt of 2400. I live off of 2300

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I am being sued...

I am being sued for a debt of 2400. I live off of 2300 dollars a month. I have been told to come to court. Also I have been called a liar in the court doc. What should I do?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Ohio

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

What do u mean?

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I did write them a letter stating I would like to work out a payment schedule.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Legal
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A lot of people believe that responding via letter to the company that filed the lawsuit is enough. It's not. You need to reply to the Complaint (the court case that was filed against you); otherwise they will get a judgment against you - and losing by default is a pretty bad way to lose.

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