Step 4: Lawsuit Served

<– Go back to Step 3: Lawsuit Filed

The Unlawful Detainer (also known as Eviction) lawsuit is served to all the adults who live in the property. Depending on the number of adults who are being evicted and the method in which each of the adults were served, they will have between 5 and 15 days to contest the lawsuit (also known as Filing an Answer in court).

What happens if they do contest the lawsuit (or file an answer)?
–> Continue to Step 5A: Contested (Trial to be Held)

What happens if they do not contest the lawsuit (or file an answer)?
–> Continue to Step 5B: Uncontested (No Trial or Court Appearance)