Q: I received a summons to appear in court for a debt collection, but I live out of state and have no way of attending.
I am being sued in Wisconsin and live in a Arizona. I was served papers at my apartment in AZ.
This looks like something that a Wisconsin attorney could advise best on, but your post remains open for two weeks, and time is probably of the essence in your actions. Since these things can require responses in the order of around 20 or 30 days in many jurisdictions, reposting your question in the Wisconsin section could result in losing further time.
You could reach out to Wisconsin attorneys who handle collection defense to discuss whether representation in your absence is possible in your situation. You could search for attorneys independently on your own, or you could use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer). If you wanted to repost the question in Wisconsin, you could still do that - whichever helps you get a quicker response. Good luck
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