Q: I just received a summons in civil action in the mail. It was from a credit card I failed to pay. What do I do next?
It is asking for an answer. Do I need type up something?
A: An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks, and time is of the essence in your actions. As a GENERAL matter nationwide, you would respond with an answer, or other type of pleading, depending on the elements of the summons. It may be helpful here to reach out to an attorney to at least ask about the cost of a brief consult to assess the matter - an Ohio attorney who is experienced in responding to these types of lawsuit papers could help avoid costly errors if there is a considerable amount at stake. Good luck
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