4-33-3-23; IC 4-33-4; IC
IC 4-33; IC 4-35
respondent must file an answer within twenty (20) days of service of the
(b) The respondent may
submit an answer in accordance with IC
An answer must meet the following
(1) Be in writing.
(2) Contain an admission or denial of each
factual allegation contained in the complaint.
(3) Set forth any affirmative defense that
the respondent wishes to plead.
All answers must be signed, verified, and dated by the respondent. This
(A) be notarized;
(B) include a certification
stating, "Under the penalty of perjury, the undersigned has examined the answer
and to the best of my knowledge and belief, it is true, complete, and
(d) Default judgment or dismissal may result
at any stage of the proceeding in accordance with IC
If a party fails to take action for which it is responsible for a period of
sixty (60) days, default judgment must be entered against the party or the case
must be dismissed.