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Question: I recieved a Civil Summons at my home. I want to payoff my debt, can I just contact the plaintiff or do I need to go thru the court? Is there any other alternet course of action for me?

Answer: While you can try to work out a settlement with the plaintiff, understand that if you do not answer the lawsuit within the time period set forth on the summons (**usually 20 days** for a civil action), you will lose your right to defend/ "plead your case" in court.   

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  • I recieved a Civil Summons at my home. I want to payoff my debt, can I just contact the plaintiff or do I need to go thru the court? Is there any other alternet course of action for me?

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