It’s a mistake to answer a complaint too early. Are you making unnecessary admissions in the answer? Have you found all available affirmative defenses? Wouldn’t it be better to get the claim dismissed? Give yourself time to prepare before answering a complaint. A court order tells you it’s time.
You’ve just been served with a lawsuit, and the law requires you to answer a complaint within a certain number of days or risk default. Or does it? Read the summons a little closer and you’ll find the language more precise. The law only requires you to respond to the complaint within three weeks (more or […]