How do I file a counterclaim or cross claim?
If you are being sued and you have a claim against the plaintiff as a result of the same incident or transaction as stated in the plaintiff's complaint, you may file a counterclaim. The procedure is similar to that for filing a claim. It must be filed prior to the default date. After the counterclaim is filed, the court will notify the plaintiff and the defendant that a new court date has been scheduled, both plaintiff and defendant are required to appear at the court hearing.

Both the claim and counterclaim will be heard by the court at the same time. There is a $40 charge for filing a counterclaim plus $10 for each additional service.

If you have a claim against another party (not the plaintiff) you may need to file a cross claim. The procedure is similar to filing a counter claim.

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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?