When someone is served with a summons and complaint, they need a quick, convenient and affordable way to prepare and file their answer with the court.
New York, New York (PRWEB) January 26, 2012
Empire State Legal Forms, a national provider of legal forms, announced the launch of a new website, AnswerForms.com, that provides downloadable answer forms and information for responding to complaints in civil cases. The site provides state-specific answers with affirmative defenses for responding to complaints for foreclosure, divorce, eviction, collections and other civil matters. The website, as well as the answer forms, have been tailored for use by unrepresented litigants.
"When someone is served with a summons and complaint, they need a quick, convenient and affordable way to prepare and file their answer with the court," said Empire State Legal Forms CEO Marc Rapaport. "We felt that given the economic pressures facing many American families, and the exorbitant legal fees charged by lawyers, people desperately needed an easy and affordable way to defend themselves against foreclosure, eviction, collections and other types of complaints." According to Rapaport, AnswerForms.com is a game changer: "Although there are other websites that provide legal forms, there is no other national site that focuses exclusively on providing state-specific answer forms for unrepresented (pro se) defendants." According to Rapaport, the focus is on ease of use and affordability, and the site and the forms are "in plain English."
Florica Baicu, Empire State Legal Forms' Director of Research, stressed that the preparation of civil answer forms for all 50 states was a massive undertaking that "involved more than a year of legal research and drafting by a team of lawyers and paralegals." Ms. Baicu emphasized that the process of maintaining the forms, and ensuring that each answer reflects the most recent changes to the law, "is a process that will continue indefinitely."
Empire State Legal Forms, which was founded by attorney Marc Rapaport in 1999, has been a pioneer in developing online, do-it-yourself legal forms kits for consumers. Empire State Legal Forms is headquartered in New York City's Empire State Building, and the company maintains a network of more than 150 websites providing do-it-yourself legal forms.