31 Jan Served with lawsuit papers in Miami Dade County regarding an old debt?
You NEED to respond within 20 days. If you don’t respond within the 20 days from the day you were served with the lawsuit papers, the creditor could proceed in attaining a default judgment. Once they have a default judgment, they could proceed to recover from you in ways you’ll never have to worry about because you are going to file a response with the court in 20 days.
Whether you want to file the response yourself or choose to hire a consumer debt lawyer with experience and knowledge of the Federal and State laws protecting a debtor’s rights–is up to you. But please don’t miss the 20 day deadline.