Answers in Adversary Proceedings

Rev. 1/23/2019

 

Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7008

Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7012

 

 

An answer is a formal written statement by a defendant responding to a complaint or motion allowed under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7012.  

 

The party must use the below event when filing a responsive pleading the Complaint, Third-party complaint, Counterclaim, and Cross-Claim.

 

 

Docket Event:

 

[Adversary> Answer> Complaint, 3rd, cross, counter]

 

Deadline to file an answer or other responsive pleading:

Entity

Deadline

The defendant

 

30 days after the issuance of the summons in which to serve an answer or make a motion allowed under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7012 , except when a different time is prescribed by the court.

 

The United States, its agencies, and its officers.

 

35 days after the issuance of the summons in which to serve an answer or make a motion allowed under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7012

A foreign country

 

The court must prescribe the time for service of the answer when service of a complaint is made by publication or upon a party. See Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7012(a)