January 13, 2016


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If you receive a Summons and Complaint for Unlawful Detainer, we can help you by preparing an Answer and filing it in the court. Please bring the Summons and Complaint to our office as soon as possible, as you must respond to the court within five days which includes weekends. If the fifth day is a weekend or court holiday, the deadline is the following business day. It is essential that you respond to the lawsuit regardless of the basis of the case or any of the facts.

Answer forms are available at the clerk’s office located at the court address listed on the Summons and Complaint.

We strongly recommend that you obtain professional help in drafting your answer.

If you do not respond at all, your landlord can get a money judgment against you and the sheriff could come and change your locks within 2 weeks.

The information presented on this website is intended for informational purposes only. No statement made on this website should be construed or relied upon as legal advice. The information on this website is not meant to be, or substitute for, advice from an attorney.


Si usted ha recibido una Demanda de Desalojo (Summons and Complaint for Unlawful Detainer), podemos ayudarle a preparar una Respuesta  y archivarla en la corte. Favor de traer la Demanda del Desalojo (Summons and Complaint) a nuestra oficina tan pronto le sea posible ya que tiene que responder a la corte dentro de cinco días que incluyen los fines de semana. Si el quinto día es un día de fin de semana o día feriado de la Corte, el plazo para responder es el siguiente día hábil. Es esencial que usted responda a la demanda a pesar de la razón del caso o cualquier otro hecho.

Las formas de la Respuesta (Answer) están disponibles en la recepción (Clerk’s Office) localizada en la dirección de la Corte mencionada en la Demanda de Desalojo (Summons and Complaint). Le recomendamos rotundamente que obtenga ayuda profesional al preparar su respuesta.

Si usted no responde, el dueño puede obtener un fallo monetario en contra de usted y el alguacil puede ir a su casa y cambiar las chapas dentro de dos semanas.

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