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Can you counter/deny plaintiff telephone hearing for small claim in pre-trial for credit debt

Clear Lake, IA |

The plaintiff that I am going against requested and was successful to do a telephone hearing for Answer and Appearance court hearing date for small claim $2,600.

So, is it possible that I can file some court form and counter their claim, even though a judge approved it? If so how do I do it?

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  1. It depends on what type of answer the defendant makes.

    The answers given are not to be considered legal advice or the retention of an attorney. Every case is unique and cannot be adequately addressed in a forum such as this. You should immediately contact an attorney of your choice for a consultation and in depth analysis of each individuals case.


  2. Get a lawyer to help you with this. All things are possible in court.

    Most lawyers will give you a free consultation if you ask for one. We do this all the time, but remember that our time is valuable and you should stay with the people who help you the most.


  3. You cannot "deny" the order. I suppose you could try to file a motion, but the odds of success are very low, especially compared to the odds of annoying the judge.

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