Kristin Vana
February 8, 2023

I've been what?

A question that I am asked a lot is “I just got sued, how long do I have to respond?” In the state of Ohio, you have 28 days from the date that you receive service. Service is typically done through certified mail. You have 28 days from the date that the certified mail shows up at your door to file an answer or otherwise respond. The only exception to this is small claims court. Small claims go directly to a hearing and it is not required to file an answer - though it is recommended.