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How Does a Default Judgment Affect Your Personal Finances?

How Does a Default Judgment Affect Your Personal Finances?

Default judgments occur when the named defendant in a civil suit fails to file an Answer to the Summons and Complaint served upon him or her. In most civil suits, like actions for the recovery of a debt, the defendant has 20 or 30 days to file a response. If the defendant does...
What to Do When a Default Judgment Has Been Entered Against You

What to Do When a Default Judgment Has Been Entered Against You

A default judgment can be entered against you whenever a party who has sued you in a lawsuit requests that the court enter judgment in that party’s favor because you failed to file an Answer to the Summons and Complaint served on you or you neglected to appear in court. In most...