How do i answer the petition i am being threatened to be sued for a large debt i cant pay in Texas ive read they either sue at district or count court at law, i cant afford an attorney how would i answer this summons can i answer it on my own since its not a small claims case?
Theoretically someone can always represent themselves if they're sued individually (and not their corporation), but if the debt is large and the stakes are high, it's not a good idea. Try to find a business litigator who could represent you at a reduced rate, or at least buy a good "how to" guide such as one linked below.
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