Motion for Leave to File Answer

Here is a sample motion to leave to file answer:




Comes now [YOUR NAME], stating that:

  • The service of this complaint was attested to by the (your county) Deputy Sheriff on [DATE].

  • An answer is required of defendant no later than 20 days, which date is [DATE].

  • Defendant requires additional time due to (your excuse which should sound important).

  • Defendant submits attachment B, which serves as proof of same. (I attached a statement from a doctor).

  • Defendant requests an additional 90 days, or, notwithstanding, 60 additional days to answer complaint.

  • Defendant contacted Plaintiff on [DATE] asking if Plaintiff would object to this motion. Plaintiff asked defendant to file the motion with the court.

WHEREFORE, I respectfully request a leave to file answer, and for all other just and proper relief.

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Signature

[PRINT YOUR NAME]
[MAILING ADDRESS]
[TOWN, STATE, ZIP CODE]


CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that I sent a copy of this Petition by first class mail to the opposing attorney on [DATE].

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Signature

[PRINT YOUR NAME]