Belle Chasse, LA asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Louisiana

Q: Can I file a pleading to a civil summons in person at the courthouse (as there is a filing fee) within the 10 day period

as opposed to via certified mail? Am I required to send a copy of my response to the plaintiff’s lawyer within the 10 day period as well, or can that be a day or so late as long as it’s filed with the court on time? This is Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 2nd Parish Court. Thank you so much.

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Basically, yes, yes, yes, however a person who represents himself might also be considered a fool. That said, at a minimum, I would seek a consultation with a lawyer--pay him for 30 minutes ----1 hour of his time to obtain advice and suggestions on what to do/how to do it if you are intent on representing yourself. Good luck,

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