Law stated as of 17 Jun 2022 • Indiana, United States
A Q&A guide to responding to a complaint in a trial court of general jurisdiction in Indiana. This Q&A addresses the time to respond, extending the time to respond, pre-answer motions, answers, replies to the answer, counterclaims, crossclaims, third-party claims (also known as impleader), and defensive interpleader. Answers to questions can be compared across a number of jurisdictions (see Responding to a Complaint: State Q&A Tool).
Due to the ongoing 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health emergency, the Indiana courts have modified or suspended many court rules and procedures, including conducting some proceedings remotely. Check the Indiana Courts' COVID-19 Responses and Resources webpage for the latest developments in this jurisdiction.