Being served with legal papers can be stressful and frightening. Whether you’ve
been served with divorce papers, custody or support papers or a lawsuit, the clock
starts to run from the moment you are served.
Remember - Knowledge is power.
In most cases, you have only a limited time in which to respond (usually 30 days)
and if you don’t respond, your legal rights may be affected. An early consult with
a knowledgeable attorney will help you to understand your rights and your options
after you’ve received legal papers.
While all legal papers can have far reaching consequences, you should be particularly
careful with Restraining Orders,Contempt, Support Requests, and any Civil Complaint
demanding more money than you can comfortably afford to pay. In all of these situations,
a properly prepared response or answer is absolutely necessary to protect you from
the consequences of default.
Even if you think that the papers were improperly served, do not simply ignore it.
Seek legal advice immediately to avoid losing important legal rights.
Law Offices of Rebekah Ryan Main provides legal representation and civil defense
in Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino County, Riverside County and East Los Angeles