What are Rules of Civil Procedure?
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.
Each state has its own rules of civil procedure that govern how the lawsuit process shall work procedurally. These rules lay out specifically what needs to be included from the beginning to the end of the litigation process. These rules determine what is necessary to file a complaint and summons, state specifically what defenses may be raised and when, as well as give time frames for bringing a claim. These rules can be very wordy and foreign; however, it is important to read them as they state exactly what each party to the lawsuit must do to properly bring and defend a claim.
At Northwest, we serve as registered agents for service of process in any State for our clients to help you keep your lawsuit complaint more private. As your agent, your complaint will come to us instead of you, and we then upload the full scan of the complaint 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
How to Defend