by Vicky Botha
It is important to stay calm in the event that the Sheriff severs a summons on you.
The first thing to do is to contact an attorney and schedule a consultation as you only have a period of 10 (ten) court days, from date of receipt of the summons, to file your Notice of Intention to Defend.
Do not ignore the summons as the Plaintiff may proceed to request and obtain default judgement against you.
For further assistance and advice, you may contact our offices.