If you fail to answer a lawsuit or show up for a trial after you've answered, the court may enter a default judgment against you. Then, if you fail to taken action to undo that judgment within 30 days, it will become final and the judgment creditor may begin seizing your assets to collect the judgment.
The strategy for attacking a default judgment depends on the facts of when and how you learned of it. If you first learn of it within 30 days of it being entered by the trial court, you've got a good chance of having it vacated. But you must act fast. There are other ways to vacate a default, even up to four years after it has been entered, but the legal standard grows higher with the passage of time.
If you're facing a default judgment, call our office for a consultation about what your options might be.