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I was issued a summons yesterday from a creditor and given 20 days to respond. I live in Florida. I do not know what to do. How do I respond?

1 Answers. Asked on Jul 19th, 2017 on Debtor and Creditor - Florida
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Last year I enrolled in a debt consolidation company and this creditor is involved yet the debt consolidator hasn't began to make any deals with this company. I contacted the debt consolidator about it but given no answer.
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Answered on Jul 21st, 2017 at 12:37 PM

You will need to retain a civil trial lawyer to defend the lawsuit ASAP. 

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Just because you owe money to another person, a bank, credit card company, landlord or another party doesn't mean you've signed away your legal rights. Federal and state debtor-creditor laws explain both the legal rights and obligations of debtors (people who owe money) and creditors (those who are owed money). If you're being hounded by collection agencies and debt collectors, talk to a debtor and creditor attorney who can help you enforce your legal rights while also working to explore debt relief options. Your lawyer can discuss the pros and cons of debt settlement, garnishment, personal bankruptcy and other possible solutions.
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