How do I file an answwer to a civil summons?


#1

From what I understand, a summons is a order to appear in court. You should have instructions on the summons telling you when and where to appear. I would contact the lawyer who is representing the person asking you to appear, to find out exactly why you are being asked to appear–if the reason isn’t obvious.


#2

My friend has been served a civil summons and cannot afford an lawyer. Can someone give me some advise as to how she would answer the summons and complaint? I have tried finding forms but there are no forms for an answer in NC, I have found forms for an answer in other states? Please help.