What is a Lawsuit Summons?
Defendant files ANSWER
Fact finding occurs through DISCOVERY
Any and All MOTIONS
Possible JUDGMENT, MEDIATION or SETTLEMENT is entered.
A TRIAL may occur when settlement is not reached.
A summons must accompany a complaint when a lawsuit is filed by the plaintiff. A summons is a formal notice given to the defendant that a lawsuit has been filed against them. In plain terms, the summons acts as an instruction guide for the party to le them know exactly what to do next. It will state what day they need to appear in court (if appropriate) and the proper address and time frame to respond to the complaint with an answer.
At Northwest, we serve as registered agents for service of process in any State for our clients to help you keep your complaint summons more private. As your agent, your complaint summons will come to us instead of you, and we then upload the full scan of the complaint summons into your online account immediately. No more nasty visits to your workplace or home. You can view more about our services for whatever state you’re in below.
How to File
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