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How To Answer A Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Complaint

INTRODUCTION
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HOW TO ANSWER A SALDUTTI NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION COMPLAINT FAQS

WHAT IS A SALDUTTI NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION COMPLAINT?
To know how to answer a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Complaint, you must understand what a New Jersey Law Division lawsuit actually is. A New Jersey Law Division complaint, also called a New Jersey Law Division lawsuit is a type of civil lawsuit filed in the New Jersey Law Division, Civil Part for any amount of damages or certain other kinds of relief. A Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Complaint is not a letter – it is a document with serious consequences, since ignoring the lawsuit could result in the entry of a money judgment against you and thereafter, collection activity against you and the reduction of your credit score. A New Jersey Law Division lawsuit begins when a person or business or their Attorney prepares and files a lawsuit and pays the court a filing fee. If you are being sued in the lawsuit, the New Jersey Law Division complaint states that you are a defendant to the lawsuit. Never ignore a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division lawsuit! The longer you wait to file a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division answer, the more damage you could do to your case!

DO I ANSWER A SALDUTTI NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION SUMMONS?
To know how to answer a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Complaint, you must understand what a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Summons is. Many people mistakenly believe that a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Summons is a New Jersey lawsuit. However, a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Summons is not a New Jersey lawsuit at all. Instead, a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Summons is a Law Division court document that “summons” you to file a Law Division answer in a particular court in a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division lawsuit. The Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Summons should state the date on which the New Jersey Law Division complaint was served on you. This is the date that you use to figure out how much time you have to file a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division answer. If you are sued in a New Jersey Law Division lawsuit you have 35 days following service of the complaint to file a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division answer.

HOW ARE SALDUTTI NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION SUMMONSES AND COMPLAINTS NORMALLY GIVEN TO DEFENDANTS?
Normally, complaints are served by a process server – a person who actually gives you or a member of your household or employee or representative of your business a lawsuit. However, there are sometimes exceptions to this procedure. If you are in doubt about whether to file a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division answer, don’t assume you do not have to do so – consult with an attorney before it is too late to act!

HOW TO ANSWER A SALDUTTI NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION COMPLAINT – WHAT DO I DO?
To answer a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Complaint, you must act in a specific time frame and in a specific way. If you are sued in New Jersey Law Division, you must act – you must take steps to file a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division answer by preparing and filing an answer in 35 days from the date you are served with the complaint and paying the necessary filing fee. The New Jersey Law Division answer is a written response to the lawsuit that specifically admits or denies each allegation stated in the New Jersey Law Division complaint and that asks the court to dismiss the lawsuit. Failure to file a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division answer on time will normally result in your being defaulted and exposes you to the risk of having a New Jersey Law Division money judgment entered against you and thereafter, possibly losing money or property. Each New Jersey Law Division case has its own particular legal issues and therefore, its own challenges. It is common for people to file inadequate or incorrect answers to lawsuits and to thereby give up some or many of their rights. It is important to be truthful and not to make misstatements of facts when answering Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Complaints. It is extremely important that you prepare your answer very carefully and make sure that you include in the New Jersey Law Division answer a detailed list of all defenses against the New Jersey Law Division complaint that you are responding to, since failure to do so could cause you to lose your case. Accordingly, when you are sued, you should seriously consider hiring a Lawyer to prepare your New Jersey Law Division answer, which is only the beginning of a case.

CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION ANSWER FORMS PROVIDED BY THE NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION COURT?
To answer a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Complaint, the New Jersey Law Division usually provides certain types of New Jersey Law Division answer forms. However, beware relying on New Jersey Law Division answer forms to answer a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Complaint – the forms are often deceptively simple, while New Jersey Law Division collection lawsuits often are much more complex than they first appear to be. There is simply no substitute for having your answer prepared by a lawyer. New Jersey Law Division answer forms don’t talk and don’t list all the possible defenses to a case. New Jersey Law Division answer forms and their directions rarely, if ever, cover every possible situation, set of facts or legal issue that may arise in a New Jersey Law Division lawsuit. If you fill out the New Jersey Law Division form incorrectly or incompletely – like most Pro se litigants do – you may face serious problems at trial defending your case.

CAN COURT PERSONNEL TELL ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW TO ANSWER A LAW DIVISION COMPLAINT?
Court personnel are generally not allowed to give plaintiffs and defendants legal advice. New Jersey Law Division court personnel are generally not allowed to tell you how to handle your case, including how to answer a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Complaint. Many court personnel are not lawyers or certified paralegals. . If they give you bad advice, the judge will not be likely to offer to ignore the mistake. Therefore, be careful to avoid relying on the advice of court personnel. Don’t expect a judge to be convinced if you argue that you relied on the advice of court personnel when incorrectly answering a complaint!

ONCE I PREPARE A SALDUTTI NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION ANSWER, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
Answering a complaint is only one of many tasks you may have to perform before you get to trial! After your New Jersey Law Division answer is prepared, you must file it by either visiting the New Jersey Superior Courthouse or appropriate Court Finance Office in the county where the New Jersey Law Division complaint was filed – all of which are located in the county seat of the appropriate county -- or by sending the necessary paperwork to the appropriate county office of the Superior Court of New Jersey. You must pay a fee to file your answer. Only persons age 18 or older are able to file a Plaintiff answer for themselves (minors must file a Law Division answer through their parent or guardian). Filing fees for court papers are as follows:
Complaint $200.00
Answer, Answer with Crossclaim, Motion (if first paper),
Amended Answer Adding new Defendant $135.00
Answer with Counterclaim or 3rd Party Complaint $200.00
Third Party Complaint or Counterclaim (after answer filed) $65.00
Motion (Pre and Post Judgment) $30.00
Motion for withdrawal of $100 but less than $1,000 $35.00
Motion for withdrawal of $1000 or more $40.00
Transfer Case From Superior Court (Civil Part only) to Special Civil Part $15.00
Security Deposit for Cost (per Defendant or as Order reads) $200.00
Entering Judgment on Bond and Warrant (in lieu of fee required in
N.J.S.A. 22A:2-6) $15.00
Recording Other Instruments $5.00
WHERE DO I FILE THE ANSWER?
To understand how to file a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division answer, it is necessary to understand where to file it. File the answer with the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division the New Jersey county in which the lawsuit was originally filed as stated on the lawsuit. Each county has its own Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division clerk’s office. Here are the addresses of the Superior Court Clerk’s Offices:

Atlantic County
Civil Case Management Office Atlantic County Civil Courthouse 1201 Bacharach Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
609-345-6700

Bergen County
Civil Division Case Management Office Bergen County Justice Center
10 Main St., Room 415 Hackensack, NJ 07601 201-527-2601

Burlington County
Civil Division Case Management Office Burlington County Courts
Facility, 1st Floor
49 Rancocas Road
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
609-518-2815

Camden County
Civil Division Case Management Office Hall of Justice
101 S. 5th St.,
Suite 11 0(with fee)
Suite 150 (no fee)
Camden, NJ 08103-4001
856-379-2202

Cape May County
Civil Division Case Management Office Cape May Court House
DN-203 Central Mail Room
9 N. Main Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
609-463-6514

Cumberland County
Civil Division Case Management Office Cumberland County Courthouse
60 West Broad Street Bridgeton, NJ 08302 856-453-4330

Essex County
Civil Customer Service
Hall of Records, Room 201
465 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Newark, NJ 07102
973-693-5529

Gloucester County
Civil Division Case Management Office Attn: Intake
First Floor, Court House
1 N. Broad St. Woodbury, NJ 08069
856-853-3392

Hudson County
Civil Division Case Management Office Brennan Courthouse
583 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
201-217-5162, 5163

Hunterdon County
Civil Division Case Management Office Hunterdon County Justice Center
65 Park Ave.
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-237-5820

Mercer County
Civil Division Case Management Office
Mercer County Civil Courts Building
175 S. Broad St.,
P.O. Box 8068 Trenton, NJ 08650-0068
609-571-4460

Middlesex County
Civil Division Management Office Middlesex County Courthouse
2nd Floor Tower
56 Paterson Street
P. O. Box 2633
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2633 732-519-3200

Monmouth County
Civil Division Case Management Office Monmouth County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1269
Freehold, NJ 07728-1269
732-677-4240

Morris County
Civil Division Case Management Office Morris County Courthouse
P.O. Box 910
Morristown, NJ 07963-0910 973-656-4110

Ocean County
Superior Court Civil Intake
118 Washington Street, Room 121 P. O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-219 1 732-929-2016

Passaic County
Civil Division Case Management Office Passaic County Courthouse
77 Hamilton St.
Paterson, NJ 07505
973-247-8176

Salem County
Civil Division Case Management Office Salem County Courthouse
92 Market Street
Salem, NJ 08079
856-935-7510 x8213

Somerset County
Civil Division Case Management Office Somerset County Courthouse
40 N. Bridge St., P.O. Box 3000 Somerville, NJ 08876-1262 908-231-7054
Sussex County

Sussex County Judicial Center
43-47 High St. Newton, NJ 07860
973-579-0918

Union County
Civil Division Case Management Office Union County Courthouse
2 Broad St., 1st Floor Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Case Management (Room 107) Assignment (Room 105) 908-659-4810

Warren County
Civil Division Case Management Office Warren County Courthouse
413 Second St.
Belvidere, NJ 07823
908-475-6140

WHAT DOES THE TERM “PRO SE” MEAN IN A CASE?
To understand how to answer a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Complaint, you must understand your position before the court when you file an answer. If you are not represented by a Lawyer in a New Jersey case, you are called a “pro se litigant”. When you are a pro se litigant, you must always keep in mind that the court is not there to tell you what to do and when to do it! The court only notifies you of some dates and deadlines but not necessarily all of them. Answering a New Jersey Law Division complaint is only one of many tasks you may have to perform before you get to trial!

DO I AUTOMATICALLY GET A JURY TRIAL OF MY CASE?
To understand how to answer a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division Complaint, you must understand the difference between a nonjury and jury trials. Some trials are nonjury trials, meaning that only a judge decides the Plaintiff trial. If you file the proper paperwork, you may demand a jury trial – which is usually a trial by 6 jurors. However, jury trials are much more complex than nonjury trials and usually require much more preparation, including extensive court paperwork. Even if you don’t ask for a jury, the Saldutti New Jersey Law Division lawsuit may ask for a jury trial.

WHAT IF I IGNORE THE SALDUTTI NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT?
Answering a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division lawsuit should be done to avoid serious negative consequences to you. If you fail to file a Saldutti New Jersey Law Division answer in time, the court clerk may enter a default against you at the request of the plaintiff or counterclaimant (whoever sued you). Thereafter, the plaintiff or their Attorney may prepare and file court paperwork asking the New Jersey Law Division court to enter a default judgment against you. If the default judgment is entered, it is usually very difficult to undo the damage to you. If you ignore a default judgment, the following may happen to you:
• you may be forced to answer detailed questions about the location and value of your savings, personal property and bank accounts
• you may be forced to appear for a deposition (a question and answer session conducted under oath) during which an attorney will ask you questions about the location and value of your savings, personal property and bank accounts
• your bank account may be frozen and money in it turned over to the Plaintiff
• some of your wages may be taken from you and turned over to Plaintiff
• your personal property may be seized by the sheriff and sold to satisfy the Plaintiff judgment
• a New Jersey lien may be put against a house you own
• your credit score may be affected or reduced
Often people wait until their bank account is frozen or until their wages are attached to take action – at that point it is difficult and sometimes too late or very difficult to do anything to successfully stop the Plaintiff debt collection efforts. It is not uncommon for the New Jersey Law Division court to refuse to help such latecomers from taking issue with Plaintiff’s debt collection efforts.

WHAT IF I AM SUED BY PLAINTIFF IN NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION BUT SOMEONE OWES ME MONEY BECAUSE OF THE SAME SITUATION?
If you are a New Jersey Law Division lawsuit defendant and you believe either Plaintiff or someone that isn’t named in the lawsuit owes you money or property based on the same set of facts as those in dispute in the Saldutti New Jersey Law Division lawsuit or facts related to the dispute, in addition to filing a Plaintiff answer, you may also be able to file a New Jersey Law Division counterclaim or New Jersey third party complaint to recover the money or property. A New Jersey Law Division counterclaim is a countersuit filed against the plaintiff suing you. A New Jersey third party complaint is a lawsuit that a party to a lawsuit files against someone or a business that is not already named as a party to the case. If there are valid facts and legal reasons to support it, a defendant can file their own lawsuit against Plaintiff, called a “counterclaim. If you are sued and someone who is not named in the lawsuit is partially or totally responsible for the Plaintiff debt or for damages you suffered that involve the same facts alleged in the Saldutti New Jersey Law Division lawsuit and there are valid facts and legal reasons to support it, you may be able to file your own complaint, called a “New Jersey Law Division third party complaint”. By doing so, the Law Division defendant names parties not originally named to the New Jersey Law Division complaint as additional parties to the New Jersey Law Division case. New Jersey Law Division counterclaims and New Jersey Law Division third party complaints must be prepared in writing and filed with the appropriate court where the original complaint is being heard normally require extra fees above the cost of filing an answer to the original complaint. In the New Jersey Law Division case of a New Jersey Law Division third party complaint, once properly filed, the New Jersey Law Division normally serves it on the Law Division plaintiff. Forms may be available at the appropriate office of the New Jersey Law Division and via the worldwide web. However, neither Law Division court forms, websites nor advice from court personnel are good substitutes for a competent attorney’s legal services. Each New Jersey Law Division case has its own particular legal issues and therefore, its own challenges. It is very common for people to file inadequate or incorrect New Jersey Law Division complaints or New Jersey Law Division counterclaims that result in the New Jersey Law Division complaints or Law Division answers to New Jersey Law Division complaints or counterclaims being rejected by the New Jersey Law Division or being dismissed by the New Jersey Law Division after filing and before or after trial because of procedural deficiencies. It is important to be truthful and not to make misstatements of facts when answering New Jersey Law Division complaints and filing counterclaims and New Jersey Law Division third party complaints. It is extremely important that you prepare your answer, counterclaim or third party complaint carefully and make sure that you include in the documents a detailed list of all reasons why you may have a right to win your New Jersey Law Division case, since failure to do so could cause you to lose your New Jersey Law Division case. Accordingly, when you are sued and when you want to file a counterclaim or third party complaint, you should seriously consider hiring a Law Division lawyer to prepare your response to the New Jersey Law Division complaint or counterclaim, to prepare written requests for information to the Law Division plaintiff or Law Division defendant that sued you (discussed further below) and if you can afford it, to have a Law Division lawyer represent you in court. After your New Jersey Law Division counterclaim or New Jersey Law Division third party complaint is prepared, you must file it by either visiting the New Jersey Superior Courthouse or appropriate Court Finance Office in the county where the New Jersey Law Division complaint was filed – all of which are located in the county seat of the appropriate county -- or by sending the necessary of Law Division paperwork to the appropriate county office of the Superior Court of New Jersey. You must pay a fee to file the document.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I ANSWER THE NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION COMPLAINT?
Answering a lawsuit is only one of many tasks you may have to perform before you get to trial! Many people incorrectly think that all they have to do in a case is to file an answer and then wait for the Plaintiff trial date. However, that is rarely the case. Plaintiff may serve you with written requests for information called interrogatories, notices to produce (sometimes also called requests for production of documents) and requests for admissions. Plaintiff sends these requests to you – usually by first class mail and certified mail, return receipt requested. If you fail to answer these requests in writing or fails to answer the requests with sufficient thoroughness, the New Jersey Law Division court may punish the delinquent party, such as by throwing their complaint out of court or suppressing their answer. Plaintiff request for admissions are particularly dangerous if they go unanswered, since all the questions are considered admitted and therefore conclusively proven against you! Many people get Plaintiff interrogatories or Plaintiff request for admissions and answer the Plaintiff interrogatories or Plaintiff request for admissions incorrectly or not at all. Failure to timely and carefully prepare and serve thorough answers to Plaintiff interrogatories or Plaintiff request for admissions could result in your losing your Plaintiff case. To make sure you answer Plaintiff interrogatories or Plaintiff request for admissions correctly, you should seriously consider hiring a Lawyer to prepare your answers to Plaintiff interrogatories and your answers to Plaintiff admissions and if you can afford it, to have a Lawyer represent you in court. You can also use a Lawyer to prepare your own set of interrogatories and document requests. Why do that? To find out if the plaintiff actually has enough proof to win their case. If they don’t answer the questions, you can get their lawsuit thrown out of court. If their answers show they have no proof to prove the lawsuit, you can make a motion to enter judgment against the plaintiff without having to waste time with a trial at which you might lose your case. Better to win your case with a motion made before trial then to take your chances at trial!

WHAT IS A MOTION TO SUPPRESS ANSWER?
Answering a complaint is only one of many tasks you may have to perform before you get to trial! If you are not careful, your New Jersey Law Division could be set aside by the court leaving you vulnerable to a judgment. Many people ask themselves what is a Motion to suppress answer? Do I really have to answer such a motion? A Motion to suppress answer is a motion to suppress your answer so that the court can ignore your defense to the Saldutti New Jersey Law Division lawsuit. In many cases, if the Motion to suppress is granted and Plaintiff makes a motion to suppress your answer with prejudice in the appropriate time frame, it could lead to Plaintiff winning their case against you by getting a New Jersey Law Division judgment in their favor. Accordingly, you should never ignore a motion to suppress answer but instead should take it very seriously. If Plaintiff makes such a motion against you, seriously consider hiring a Lawyer to prepare your answers to Plaintiff interrogatories and to answer the motion before it is too late!

WHAT IS A MOTION TO STRIKE ANSWER?
Answering a complaint is only one of many tasks you may have to perform before you get to trial! If you are not careful, your New Jersey Law Division could be set aside by the court leaving you vulnerable to a judgment. Many people ask themselves what is a Motion to strike answer? Do I really have to answer such a motion? A Motion to strike answer is just like a motion to suppress your answer. The Motion to strike your answer is filed so that the court can ignore your defense to the Saldutti New Jersey Law Division lawsuit. In many cases, if the Motion to strike is granted and Plaintiff makes a motion to strike your answer with prejudice in the appropriate time frame, it could lead to Plaintiff winning their case against you by getting a New Jersey Law Division judgment in their favor. Accordingly, you should never ignore a motion to strike answer but instead should take it very seriously. If Plaintiff makes such a motion against you, seriously consider hiring a Lawyer to prepare your answers to Plaintiff interrogatories and to answer the motion before it is too late!

WHY SHOULD YOU CONDISER NEW JERSEY LAW DIVISION ANSWER HELP FROM AN ATTORNEY?
Handling your New Jersey case wrong from the beginning may only cost you more money and time in the end!! Do it right the first time by seeking New Jersey Law Division answer help From an experienced New Jersey Law Division lawyer! Many Jersey pro se parties make the mistake of not consulting a lawyer before filing New Jersey Law Division court papers only to later learn that they made serious mistakes that could cause them to lose their case. Writing a proper answer can be a very difficult task. Why not seek New Jersey Law Division answer help to make sure you get the job done right? Let an affordable New Jersey Law Division attorney help you prepare your answer to a complaint. If you are sued in Law Division, you shall be named to a lawsuit or complaint or counterclaim and must file a written response to the complaint or counterclaim, called an “answer”. Failure to do so will normally result in your being defaulted and exposes you to the risk of having a money judgment entered against you and thereafter, possibly losing money or property. To avoid this from happening to you, you must prepare and file an answer with the court. Let an experienced New Jersey Law Division lawyer give you New Jersey Law Division answer help by preparing pro se answers for your lawsuit. Don’t let a New Jersey Law Division complaint go unanswered or take a chance doing it wrong – get New Jersey Law Division answer help. New Jersey employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees. Working at the New Jersey Court as a non-judge is not the same as practicing law. Let the Law Office of Paul DePetris help you with your case. You do not always have to pay expensive legal fees to get New Jersey Law Division answer help. To receive a no cost phone consultation about affordable New Jersey Law Division answer help, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send an email to Mr. DePetris. 
 

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