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Being sued?

First off, don't panic. You're not the first person to be sued, nor will you be the last! Suing people has come to be a very common, everyday occurrence, as all the urban legends and lawyer jokes have been indicating for us for so long. The first thing to do when the process server hands you those papers is to be aware that you only have a certain amount of time in which to make a proper response to both the court and the party suing you. Take the papers to a comfortable spot when you have calmed down and read them carefully. Depending on the type of lawsuit and/or the amount of money in controversy, you'll receive a summons and either a petition or a complaint and, perhaps, copies of documents supporting the other party's claim(s) against you or, in some cases, formal discovery tools (such as interrogatories and requests for production of documents which must be responded to within a limited amount of time prescribed by statute). In Wisconsin, claims of $10,000 or less, and evictions, are handled in small claims court. Those complaints are usually short and to the point, and require no lawyer's assistance most of the time. Larger dollar-amount claims can get really hairy, though, so you'd do well to contact me or another attorney as soon as humanly possible to address the matter.


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