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Answering a Small Claims Complaint

An answer is the formal document that tells the other party and the court the defendant's response to a lawsuit. It allows the defandant to indicate whether or not they object to the Plaintiff's claims and whether or not they have a counterclaim. In Waukesha County, Answers are required to be filed in every type of small claims case except Eviction. A written Answer must be filed with the court on or before the return date, with a copy provided to the Plaintiff. Once your Answer is filed and the matter is contested, all parties must attend mediation in an attempt to resolve the matter.

Answers are filed in Room C-167 of the Civil Division of the Waukesha County Courthouse. Additional information about this subject can be found in the Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions and in the Legal Research section of this site under the Small Claims heading.

Below you will find basic instructions for handling your court matter and most of the forms you will need to get from the beginning to the end of the process.

 

Answering a Small Claims Complaint Packet
Number Name Downloads
  Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions Word 
  Basic Steps for Filing and Answer to a Small Claims Complaint  Word 
SC-5200V Answer and Counterclaim - Small Claims 

PDF 

Word 

SC-5250V   Notice of Counterclaim

PDF 

Word 

SC-506  Order for Financial Disclosure and Financial Disclosure Statement

This form is generated by the Court.

 

Small Claims Service Packet
Number  Name 

Downloads

 SC-6000V Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions  Word 
 SC-6050V Pre-Judgment:  Basic Steps to Small Claims Service  Word 
  Waukesha County Sheriff's Department FAQ's  Visit Link
SC-5100V Affidavit of Service of SC-500 Summons and Complaint Eviction (Small Claims)

PDF 

Word  

SC-5110V  Affidavit of Service of SC-500 Summons and Complaint Corporation or Limited Liability Company - Non-Eviction (Small Claims)

PDF 

Word 

SC-5120V  Affidavit of Service of SC-500 Summons and Complaint Individual/Sole Proprietorship/Partnership - Non-Eviction (Small Claims)

PDF 

Word 

SC-5160V  Publication Summons and Notice (Small Claims)

PDF 

Word 

SC-5130V  Affidavit of Mailing (Small Claims)

PDF 

Word