Do I have to have an attorney?
Except as to corporations, no. The Court has forms to file your Answer/Response to the Complaint if you don`t have an attorney at the time you are served. You are not required to obtain an attorney; however, the plaintiff will probably have an attorney. This is a more formal type of case and you will be required to follow the Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure throughout the case. It would be wise to at least consult with an attorney.