When an individual is served a replevin, he/she will be required to respond to the court order. Replevins are issued when an individual or an organization wants to recover property that it rightfully owns, but is being held, leased, or borrowed by another individual. If an individual receives a replevin, he/she should return the property to its rightful owner immediately. Failure to do so can result in a lawsuit and even incarceration.
If an individual has reason to dispute the replevin, he/she can request a court hearing with the court that authorized the court order. During this hearing, he/she will be required to provide proof that he/she owns the disputed property. This includes lawful documentation of ownership. If an individual cannot provide adequate proof of ownership, he/she will be required to return the property to its owner.