Debt Collection Lawsuit Answer Tool

By UCI Consumer Law Clinic

Complete the right forms to respond to a debt collection lawsuit in California and protect your rights!
Areas of law
Paying for education Contracts, warranties, deceptive trade practices Debt and lending money issues Identity theft and lost credit cards Loans Paying for medical care Car payment issues

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This online tool will automatically fill in the correct forms for responding to a debt collection lawsuit, including an application for a fee waiver, if you are unable to pay the filing fees. After you complete the forms, print them out and take them to the court in your county. Failing to respond to a debt collection lawsuit can result in a judgment (court order) against you, which can be used to garnish wages or freeze your bank account. Responding to the lawsuit allows you time to negotiate a settlement or fight the case!

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