Q: Im representing myself, How do you ask for extended time to answer
A: Everyone represents themselves in small claims court. You have to file an Appearance within the 14 days or face a default. You can file a motion asking for more time to answer, explaining why you need it. You best have a good reason or the Judge is not likely to grant it and you will start off with the Judge not happy with you. You will still have to pay the filing fee to file your Appearance/motion.
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