Vacating Judgments

Vacating Judgments in Long Island 

Understanding How Default Judgments Work

If you've been struggling with debt for quite some time, the notices you've received may have started to pile up. In other cases, you may not even be aware that you were asked to show up for a court hearing. Unfortunately, if you do not enter a response to a complaint or show up to your court hearing, the court may issue a default judgment in favor of the creditor.

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At the Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C., we take action on behalf of clients who've had judgments issued against them without being properly informed about the lawsuit. Our Long Island judgments attorney can work with you to protect your rights and possibly get the judgment vacated. We also represent clients in lemon law violation cases.

Challenging Default Judgments in Long Island

If you were summoned to appear in court and did not appear, you could be at risk of a default judgment. This could result in your wages being garnished, your assets being seized, or other actions that negatively affect your finances. Additionally, you could be asked to pay attorney's fees in addition to the creditor's complaint. Fortunately, we have defense strategies to challenge the default judgment. You will need to provide a reasonable excuse for why you didn't respond and that you did act promptly upon receiving any notice.

A few common defenses to default judgments include:

  • The debt collector lied regarding sending notices to the debtor
  • A case of identity theft where the debtor was not aware of the debt
  • Failure of the debt collectors to serve notices
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