Tiffin, OH asked in Civil Litigation, Collections, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Ohio

Q: i received a civil summons in the mail monday then ttoday i got another one exactly the same as the first.

this civil summons is for a debt 7 years ago that they are trying to revivor judgement. i didnt receive papers from the first time. this is the first time ive heard of this debt. its from a perious marriage and i dont know what it is even for. how should i respond to this summons.

1 Lawyer Answer
Bruce Martin Broyles
Bruce Martin Broyles
  • Lancaster, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: You should consult an attorney. You should definitely not ignore. You may want to consult your divorce attorney. Your divorce decree may discuss who is responsible for the debt. The divorce decree will have no impact or effect upon the Plaintiff/ creditor, but if your wife was to be responsible for the debt, then you may be reimbursed by her.

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