I think you may have misread the summons which was served upon you with the complaint. The complaint must be answered within 20 days. You do not have to retain an attorney to file an answer. You could file your own denials to the numbered allegations in the complaint. I suggest that you do this while you still seek an attorney to take on your representation. Good luck.
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