If you are a non-lawyer, please know that the rules of civil procedure are complicated and nuanced; simply reading the rule will not give you what you need to know to file or defend a civil lawsuit.
BirdDog Law, LLC strongly recommends that any non-lawyer seek advice from a lawyer before filing papers or making an appearance in court. The failure to seek the help of a lawyer will inevitably result in errors that may materially impact your legal rights. Most free advice is worth what you paid for it. The free advice here (advising you to hire a lawyer), if followed, will save you heartache and money.
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