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Need an extension to Answer a Summoms and complaint

1 Answers. Asked on May 13th, 2013 on Civil Litigation - New York
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My 75 year old father has been served a summons and complaint in New York County Supreme Court. I need to get an extension to answer in order to find an attorney to handle the case. Can I hire an attorney to only file for an extension.
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Answered on May 13th, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Have you father  up the attorney and ask for an extension. Ask for an additional  30 days. Make sure that the attorney gives him  written consent.

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