Advice 1: As the Respondent to address the court

The presence and statement in court – it is not always easy even for professionals, let alone ordinary citizens. Doubly frustrating if you have to play the role of defendant. However, this situation is not catastrophic.
As the Respondent to address the court
Instruction
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In accordance with the law the defendant is a party (individual or legal entity), which should meet the claims. The parties to the case have certain rights and responsibilities. To get an idea about what actions you can make as a defendant, see article 35 of the Civil procedure code of the Russian Federation. Do not neglect this, because if you don't know their rights, the plaintiff may take advantage of your legal ignorance.
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In order not to violate order in court session, consult Chapter 15, section II, code of civil procedure of the Russian Federation. In particular, read the article 158, which outlines how to behave on the process and how to address the court. Also check the order of the trial to know at what point you will be able to speak and when to just listen to the arguments of the other side of the case. At the same time, don't be afraid to speak up in court, fearing to break any rule. The judge may at any time to correct you and explain when you will be given a word.
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Examine the case materials. Accessed on the basis of an application which is made in the name of the judge leading the process. Please visit the official website of any court to find a pattern of such statements. Contact with him either in the office or directly to the judge. It will impose a resolution, court staff will give you care, which you can see in the presence of a bailiff. If necessary we can remove copies or photocopies of those documents that may be useful to you.
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Make a rough plan of protection. Think about what questions may be asked you by the court or the plaintiff, and prepare answers to them. Review the regulations, try to find articles and provisions, on the basis of which to defend their interests. Clear copies of the documents that will help you prove infidelity allegations of the plaintiff. Can apply to the court for help if you want to get evidence which can't be produced by yourself.
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If you are not confident that you will be able to stand up in court so not to complicate the situation for yourself, execute a power of attorney for representative-professional. Right to it is granted to you by law. At the same time, the presence of a lawyer does not preclude your right to attend the court and make statements on their behalf. The power of attorney issued by a notary. To yourself you must have the passport details of yours and your representative.

Advice 2: How to attract a Respondent

The involvement of the Respondent is quite common. It is the place to be in two main cases: when it is necessary to involve as a defendant two or more persons at the same time (in principle, the claim can be reversed with respect to each defendant separately, but it is obvious that filing one claim to several respondents faster and less expensive); when the attraction of the Respondent to prevent recourse.
How to attract a Respondent
Instruction
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In simple terms, the Respondent is the same person as the defendant, only the claim presented not to one person but to two or more persons who can carry, as joint and several liability, and vicarious.
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At the stage of filing a claim if it is addressed to several persons, each of such persons will be the Respondent, that is, no special actions are necessary. Just make a claim and provide in all the defendants.
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After the presentation of the claim and the date of adoption by the court for consideration, any action aimed at bringing the Respondent issued a petition addressed to the court, one of the participating in the trial. That is, defendants can raise and the plaintiff and the defendant.
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It should be borne in mind that such procedural complicity (complicity defendants are only allowed in three cases:
- if the subject of the dispute are General duties of several defendants;

- the duties of several defendants due to one reason;

- the subject of the dispute is homogeneous of charge.
It is not excluded that all three cases can take place together.
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Every Respondent in the court acts on its own behalf, but several co-defendants or each of them one can charge conducting business on its behalf any of the co-defendants. It is worth to note that after the involvement of the defendants the trial starts again. The court can itself take a decision on bringing the case of the Respondent, but such engagement will not be valid if the claimant had not given consent.
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The situation, when engaging a Respondent is prevented recourse is also quite common. In principle, this helps to immediately determine who, what and how much to answer. In such a situation, the question of the plaintiff-respondents are not particularly worried, because in front of him to answer directly will be one defendant. This complicity is interested himself defendant, as in one court hearing to resolve the question of his liability to the plaintiff and the question of liability of Respondent before Respondent.
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