Bowling Green, MO asked in Collections for Missouri

Q: What happens if I wasn't served for court?

I know I'm being sued by a collections agency because I received a letter for a lawyer wanting to represent me in court in the mail. I don't have the money for a lawyer right now, and still have not been formally served. Will they proceed with the case without me being served or will the court reschedule it until I'm formally served?

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Collections Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: The plaintiff needs to serve you in order for the court to acquire jurisdiction over you and enter a money judgment. If the first summons isn’t served, the plaintiff may request subsequent ones. Figure out a plan to deal with the case. You’ll probably be served eventually.

Barry W. Kaufman agrees with this answer

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