What is the first thing that I should do if I am served with a summons and complaint in Maryland?
The first thing you can do if you’re served a summons of complaint in Maryland is to note the date that you were served. In Maryland, you have 30 days to respond to a complaint if you are in-state . If you are out-of-state, you have 60 days to respond. If you are international, you have 90 days to respond. It’s very important for you to answer the complaint, otherwise the other party can file a notion for default and you would not have your say in court at that point.