I received a Summons and Complaint. How do I know how long I have to file an answer/response?
There is a date on the Summons located under the attorney`s name and address. This is the date the Summons was issued. It is NOT when your response time begins. You have 20 days FROM THE DATE YOU WERE SERVED to file an answer/response with the Court. The 20 days excludes the date of service but includes weekends and holidays. If you receive an Order Shortening Time to respond to your Summons you MUST file your answer/response within that time frame.