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What to Expect After Responding to a Creditor Lawsuit

After a creditor sues you for nonpayment of a debt, you will have an opportunity to respond. If you do not default, then your case will go through discovery, settlement conferences, summary judgement, and maybe even a trial. Here’s what you can likely expect during a creditor lawsuit. Notices for Proceedings The first thing you can likely expect after responding to a creditor lawsuit is a series of notices detailing the coming proceedings. Make sure you notify the plaintiff if you’ve had a recent change in address so that you receive all notices. If your case is a routine debt collection, you will probably be getting a notice with the date of your settlement conference and then another one for your trial date. If it is not a routine case, or the creditor and their attorney are trying to overwhelm you with litigation, then you will almost certainly need the…
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