How is a trial date set up?
The case will be set for a default date after service is complete. The date is set at the time of filing. A summons is mailed or served to defendant immediately after the case is filed. Plaintiff is not required to appear in court on the default date. If the defendant answers the complaint or appears in court that date contesting the claim, a Report or Pre-Trial Hearing date is then set and both plaintiff and defendant are notified by mail of that date. Both plaintiff and defendant are required to appear in court for the trial. The trial will be held during regular court business hours.

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1. How do I file a claim?
2. If I have a claim filed against me, how will I be notified?
3. What are my responsibilities as a plaintiff?
4. What does it mean when I have received a summons?
5. How do I file a counterclaim or cross claim?
6. How is a trial date set up?
7. What happens if I want a continuance?
8. What should I bring to a trial?
9. What should I do on my court date?
10. What if I fail to appear in court?
11. How do I find out about the court’s decision?
12. How should I collect the judgment?
13. What is a judgment lien?
14. How do I find property to garnish or attach?
15. How can I get help enforcing the judgment from the court?
16. What can I do if the debtors refuse to pay?