If you filed an eviction without an
attorney that’s considered a pro se filing. If a tenant files an answer then
the eviction is then contested and a judge has essentially three options. The
judge can either order money in the court registry, the judge can order a
hearing to determine rent, or the judge can actually do nothing and let your
case sit until you take some proactive action or file something that pushes the
case forward. At this point we highly recommend that you speak to an attorney
to discuss your options.