Default Judgment

If you have been served a complaint—even if you are not aware that a complaint has been served to you—and you fail to answer it within the required time, you may receive a default judgment against you. A default judgment is judgment against you because you did not answer the complaint in the required time. If you do not do anything about this judgment against you, the other party may put a lien on your property and force you into foreclosure.
If a default judgment has been filed against you, that does not mean it’s over. Since a default judgment is not a judgment that resulted from a trial, you still have the opportunity to ask the court to re-open your case by filing a Motion to Vacate the Default Judgment.

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