Certificate of Service Form

Certificate of Service FormCertificate of Service Form for a Civil Suit

The certificate of service is the section of a pleading or motion that certifies that the party filing the document has sent a copy of the document to the opposing party or his lawyer.

A certificate of service is a statement of the date and manner in which a copy of a pleading, motion, or other documents was served on all parties or their counsel of record.

The information must include the, how the service was done (ie, certified mail), The date of service, and name and address of the individual served.

A failure to file a certificate of service may result in a Notice of Failure to Comply and sanctions imposed by the court.

Be sure to contact a legal professional for advice.

Declaration of Exempt Income Form

Declaration of Exempt Income FormDeclaration of Exempt Income Form
Why should I file a declaration declaring my exempt assets and income?

The Declaration lets your creditors know that you have income and/or assets that are protected from being garnished or taken. It also lets them know that if they try to garnish or lien these things, you can sue them under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). You should include a
copy of your bank statement and any other statements showing your sources of income. (Black-out or cover-up your account number and your social security number on that those statements first.) Also, if your spouse has income from a nonexempt resource, like wages, your spouse should open her/his own account and deposit the non-exempt funds there. That account will be at risk of garnishment if your spouse is named in the complaint.

Borrowed from http://www.washingtonlawhelp.org

The form it self contain basic information such as case name, case number, case caption, contact information and most importantly a list of all applicable exemptions. A check box next to each one will identify the exemption you’ve selected when filing you summons response.

For more information and legal advice, please contact an attorney in your state.

Pro Se Notice of Appearance

Pro Se Notice of Appearance Pro Se Notice of Appearance form for a Civil Suit

Pro Se means without an attorney. The notice to appear states that you would like to be made aware of all proceeding in the court case you are responding to. So the notice to appear for basically states that you are appearing without an attorney and want to be kept up to date with all the court actions on your case at the address and contact information you provided in your summons response and the notice of appearance form.

For more information and legal advice, please contact an attorney.

Affirmative Defenses Form

Affirmative Defenses FormAffirmative Defenses Form for a Civil Suit Summons Response

An affirmative defense, affirms (declare one’s support for; uphold or defend) that the condition is occurring or has occurred but offers a defense that bars, or prevents, the plaintiff’s claim. An affirmative defense is known, alternatively, as a justification, or an excuse, defense. Consequently, affirmative defenses limit or excuse a defendant’s civil liability.

[For more information you may want to familiarize 
yourself with the Wikiedia definition and/or contact 
an attorney]

The document will give you some options for common affirmative defenses, which include, but are not limited to statute of limitations, usury, consent, and others. The document will also have your court case number, your case caption, contact information and other necessary data.

An affirmative defense is not mandatory in order to file a summons response. For more information contact a legal professional.

Answer to Complaint Form

Summons Response Answer FormAnswer to Complaint Form to a Civil Lawsuit for Collection

The Answer Form is a basic document written on a 28 lined pleading paper and should contain case related information. The case caption, case number, respondent’s contact information and of course your answers to complaint.

The summons response answer consists of three possible choices, Admit, Deny, and Not  Enough Information, therefore Deny.

When you go through your summons you will find all causes of action and should respond to each paragraph accordingly. If this poses some difficulty, we always recommend that you contact an attorney for advice.