When someone receives a civil lawsuit in the form of a complaint, the response has to be filed within a certain amount of days. Many times, the respondent considers that the applicant is the culprit. Counterclaims them are, in essence, a counterclaim against the plaintiff. The contra demand is actually a claim against the plaintiff and sent simultaneously with the answer of the accused.
- It responds to the demand giving an answer in writing. You must first file a response in writing within the specified time. A claim usually has small paragraphs numbered sequentially indicating the facts alleged by the plaintiff. Start the answer with the words Comes now the defendant and responds to the complaint follows. It continues to respond to each paragraph separately in fact alleged by the plaintiff. Your answers should be I agree, I disagree or the accused has sufficient knowledge to agree or disagree as to each paragraph that is alleged by the plaintiff.
- Prepare your own demand to attach to the response, a style as of the the counterclaim of the defendant. In your demand will outline your I claim and damages worth against the complainant / accused counter and would be titled “complaint against the complainant of the facts. It summarizes the facts that argue against the plaintiff. The facts counterclaim is a breach of contract, a car accident or any wrongful act. The final section would be Allegation against the demand for damages and the prayer of relief. The damage section outlines your damages and includes the verdict you want that the Court is going to represent. If you request a trial with jury, this should be included in bold somewhere in the complaint. After your counterclaim be complete, sign and put the date. Make several copies.
- Write all the facts on which you base to support your claim against the defendant. Allegations of fact that are normally specified in short paragraphs, with each paragraph numbered sequentially. It includes specific dates and details of any wrongful action to support your claim. Make sure that the plaintiff/respondent counter has sufficient knowledge of why you are suing. It explains the damages which they claim and which legal relief that you are asking the Court to grant.
- It has your answer and counterclaim before the Court. Get the Secretary to give you a copy, stamped with the date of filing. You can send the answer to the plaintiff/contra-demanded. Prepares a certificate of service response/against you demand that you certified that you have sent your answer to the demand/counterclaim on a given date. The plaintiff/contra-demanded must then respond to your counterclaim.