Answer a "Summons and Complaint" - Debt Collector Lawsuits
Welcome! This free program helps you create an Answer to a Summons and Complaint regarding money that someone says you owe.
The program works by asking you questions. It uses your answers to fill out your form. You can print your form and file it with the court.
You need to send a written Answer within 20 days from when you got the Summons and Complaint papers. If you don't, you may automatically lose the lawsuit.
See Step 5 below if it has been more than 20 days!
It could take an hour to get through the interview. If you don't have enough time to finish, save your answers by creating an account with LawHelp Interactive. You can create an account now or any time during the interview.
Before you start the interview, you need to read the instructions below. If you do not want to use this program to fill out your forms, visit the Minnesota Court website to download the Responding to a Civil Lawsuit forms.