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What happens after I file an answer?

Produced by Mariah Jennings-Rampsi, South Coastal Counties Legal Services, with funding from American College of Bankruptcy
Created June 2012

After you file an answer with the court,

  1. The court clerk will give the case a court date for you and the plaintiff to see a judge.  
  2. The court will mail you the date. If you do not get a date 30 days after you have filed your answer, call the clerk's office at your court. Ask them for the date. 
  3. If your case is in small claims court, go to court on the date in the summons.

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