Atlanta, GA asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia

Q: If I was serviced with a statement of claim and I refused to sign did I waive my rights to make an answer within 30 days

Can the plaintiff seek judgment and proceed to garnish my pay since I refused service

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2 Lawyer Answers

A: There are way too many non-lawyers who still believe that they can get out of something merely by "refusing to sign" for something that is very important--to the other side. Rather than asking id you can still answer, you should spend your time answering and preparing for trial.

Samantha A Holloway agrees with this answer

Samantha A Holloway
Samantha A Holloway
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Your refusal to sign did not waive your right to file an Answer. You need to file an Answer. If you refuse to file an Answer, the plaintiff can get a default judgment against you. The plaintiff can then file a garnishment action and garnish your wages.

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