Fort Washington, MD asked in Bankruptcy for Maryland

Q: I have received one summon this week and on first page it says return by 4-11-2019, the court date is in June ?

What does that mean, and how long will the other ten closed accounts be after me to do the same thing? Should I look into filing bankruptcy to rid the rest of closed accounts with a pro bono legal aid someone that doesn't charge to take your case?I have no money to pay high price chapter 7 and want to stop them before it hits the courts.

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Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The return date is simply the date by which the summons must be returned as served on you by the plaintiff, or it expires and they must have a new summons issued. If that happens, the trial date may also change. If this is a suit for debt, and you owe a lot more, then yes you should consider bankruptcy. If you really cannot afford a lawyer (it may not be as expensive as you fear--call around), the Bankruptcy Court has both a pro bono referral program and self-represented "pro se" help clinic to assist you.

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