File an Answer to Complaint
In Illinois, the Answer to a civil case Complaint is a formal response filed by the defendant in a lawsuit to address the allegations made against them by the plaintiff. The Answer must be submitted within a specific time frame after the defendant is served with the Complaint. In the Answer, the defendant either admits or denies each of the plaintiff's allegations and may also assert any affirmative defenses or counter-claims they have against the plaintiff. The purpose of the Answer is to allow the defendant to defend their position and present their side of the case before the court, helping to shape the direction of the legal proceedings. Failure to file a timely Answer may result in a default judgment being entered against the defendant.
1. Download the Document
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to download the document(s) and complete them.
2. Make Service Payment
Please note that any court filing fees, if applicable, are your responsibility, and the service payment you have made is non-refundable.
3. Send us the Document(s)
Please send us the document(s) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, and please ensure to thoroughly review the document before returning it to us.
4. eFile Account Setup and eFile
We will establish an eFiling account for you to submit your document(s) to the court electronically. After the filing is complete, you will receive an envelope number from the court system.
Please reach out to the court to inquire about the filing's status.
Note: While eFiling, it is not uncommon that the filings get rejected. We kindly ask for your understanding, as document rejections can occur due to various factors like missing information, incorrect formatting, outdated documents, documents' size, etc. The court filing fees deducted from the account will be returned back to the account within 3 to 10 business days, depending on financial policies of the banks/credit companies.