What do I do if I receive certified mail containing legal documents?
Call an attorney. If you receive the summons and a petition then it will contain instructions. Typically you’ll have 20 days to respond. It is important that you respond.
What happens if I don’t respond? You run the risk of the default judgment being entered against you.
What is a default judgement? Default judgment is the order giving the petitioner everything they ask for in the petition. It is a court order and enforceable by the law.
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