Q: I have been served with a civil summons that needs a written response and im not sure what i am supposed to be writing.
A: You have to either admit or deny each paragraph of the Complaint. You also need to plead any affirmative defenses that you may have. If you are being sued for a debt, I suggest you speak to an attorney experienced in those matters for specific advice. You may have legal defenses that you are not aware of. Please keep in mind that economic hardship is generally not a legal defense to a lawsuit for debt.
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