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|
|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|
|SC-5250V||Notice of Counterclaim|
|SC-506||Order for Financial Disclosure and Financial Disclosure Statement||
This form is generated by the Court.
|Small Claims Service Packet|
|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)|
|SC-5110V||Affidavit of Service of SC-500 Summons and Complaint Corporation or Limited Liability Company - Non-Eviction (Small Claims)|
|SC-5120V||Affidavit of Service of SC-500 Summons and Complaint Individual/Sole Proprietorship/Partnership - Non-Eviction (Small Claims)|
|SC-5160V||Publication Summons and Notice (Small Claims)|
|SC-5130V||Affidavit of Mailing (Small Claims)|