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Can a Default Judgment Be Granted if an Attorney Failed to File an Answer?

An attorney in Tucson said that a divorce was granted to party #1 because party #2 supposedly failed to respond to a proposed petition for divorce filed by #1. Party # 2 did respond, however he gave the attorney in question his response. They completed divorce proceedings while #2 was on vacation, no other notifications were issued. Although #2 did not get a signed receipt fro...

06/13/2011   |   Category: Civil Actions » Default Judg...   |   State: Arizona   |   #25018

Can I Have a Support Order Voided if I Didn't Understand What I Agreed to?

In 2005 I signed a divorce agreement in which I agreed to pay my ex wife (of 9 months) $13,500. At the time I, I had been receiving treatment for a broken neck and intra-cranial injury. My physical injuries as well as the resulting cognitive injuries are well documented by a host of treatments including electro convulsive therapy. I am currently and at the time of the divorce 1...

04/19/2011   |   Category: Civil Actions » Default Judg...   |   State: Arizona   |   #24673

How Do I Get a Default Judgment in California?

I filed a Civil Sexual Harassment lawsuit against an individual in California. I had the sheriff serve the defendant the Summon and Complaint. I received a Proof of Service of Summon from the sheriff, which I filed with the Court. The defendant did not appear at the Hearing and is therefore in default. All other appropriate legal forms have been filed. I have now filed a Reques...

01/12/2011   |   Category: Civil Actions » Default Judg...   |   State: California   |   #23996

How Do I Vacate a Default Judgment in Washington if I Was Out of the Country?

I have a legal matter which I have to attend to. I recently got divorced. I was represented very badly in the divorce by the firm. The lawyer who was assigned to my case left the firm and then the lead attorney stepped up to take my case. She was not only hopeless she managed to make things worse. I fired her on November 23rd 2009. I settled my entire bill and had an assuran...

11/17/2010   |   Category: Civil Actions » Default Judg...   |   State: Washington   |   #23652

How Do I Set Aside A Judgment for Lack of Notice?

I recently discovered from a credit report that I have a judgment against me for $4211 in Travis County Court. I was never served and am not even sure what the judgment is for. How do I file to get the judgment set aside for lack of notice?

10/12/2009   |   Category: Civil Actions » Default Judg...   |   State: Texas   |   #19054

What will happen if I do not respond to a civil case brought by a credit card company?

what happens if you dont show up to court for a credit card issue just need advice

09/09/2009   |   Category: Civil Actions » Default Judg...   |   State: Illinois   |   #18546

How would I request a new trial if a judgement has been entered because I missed court?

I have a default small claims judgment against me I didn't show up because I forgot due to having a cold. Because I missed court, the plaintiff got a default judgment of $2000.00. I was told that I had 3 days to file a motion for new trial; which I plan to do within my 3 days. I want to counter sue for $3000.00 for non-payment of rent and repairs to the house. The plaintiff was...

05/19/2009   |   Category: Civil Actions » Default Judg...   |   State: Louisiana   |   #16716

What can I do when I did not appear in court for a citiation?

I received a traffic citation for corrections (a fixing ticket), the matter has been corrected. The court will not hear the case now because they said it is now in collections. My drivers license has now been suspended because I didnt appear on the citation. What can I file in court to get this taken care?

04/29/2009   |   Category: Civil Actions » Default Judg...   |   State: ALL   |   #16408

What motion would I use respond to an Entry of Judgment?

What motion would I use respond to an Entry of Judgment by confession in which the attorney fees are unreasonable and are inconsistent with the terms of the underlying note requesting a change in attorney fees? According to the judgment I have 60 days to respond by filing a motion to open, modify or vacate. Do you have a sample motion for this request?

04/21/2009   |   Category: Civil Actions » Default Judg...   |   State: Maryland   |   #16073

Which form do I use to vacate a supreme court judgment done by default in a partition case?

Which form do I use to vacate a supreme court judgment done by default in a partition case? Is it an order to show cause or a separate motion? Do i need an affidavit to support it? How detailed should it be? I need complete detailed information. I need to vacate judgment because my lawyer abandoned the case. The judgment was done by default; I never got a chance. It is a...

04/21/2009   |   Category: Civil Actions » Default Judg...   |   State: New York   |   #16070
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