Oh No! I just got Served! What do I do?

June 24, 2011 by The ME Law Firm

What do you do if you just got served with a court filing?  Do not be mad at the process server, he is merely paid to hand a document to you and normally he has zero idea what you are being handed or why.  Once the paperwork is in your hand a feeling of doom and gloom may overcome you.  Do not despair! Help is only a phone call away.

The moment the paperwork is in your hand, you should be dialing Myers & Eichelberger, P.L. for a free consultation. The first action we can take is to read the document and let you know what your options are. Even though you may think you know the law or that this case is “frivolous”, there may still be real consequences.  At the very least, with a simple phone call your mind can be put at rest by knowing your real options.

The worst thing you can do after being served is not to answer. By not answering, you are at danger of losing the case by default. A default is when you do not answer the pleadings and the clerk/court decide to award the case to “the other side”.  The summons you are served with normally will tell you how many days you have to respond.  Normally, it is 20 days; in other cases it can be as little as five days.

At Myers & Eichelberger, P.L., we take every case very serious.  It does not matter to us if your case is over $10,000 or $10,000,000.  We understand your case is very important to you and that makes it very important to us.  Our prices are fit for anyone on any budget.  In addition, we are able to provide payment plans and payment options to allow flexible options for our clients.  In addition, clients can pay via paypal, check, cash, and even credit cards.

If you find someone serving you with court documents and you need some free advice, gives Myers & Eichelberger, P.L. a call and tell them you want a free consultation.  An attorney would be happy to speak to you: day or night.

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