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If a petition is written wrong can the case be heard in nys?

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Can a case be heard if the original petition has errors?

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Dear if the petition is wrong?

If you mean a petition in a summary proceeding, some errors may not be subject to amendment or correction, if the errors compromise the jurisdiction of the court to do anything with the case other than to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction or failure to state or make out a cause of action.

The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.


That depends upon the type of error(s) involved.

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As my colleagues indicated, it depends on the type of petition and the nature of the error. If you are pro se and facing dismissal of an otherwise valid claim, you should consider engaging an attorney to clean up the potentially fatal errors.

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Generally, errors can be fixed, as long as in good faith.

Move quickly; and contact your attorney as soon as possible.