Court Judgments Granted: The Clock is Ticking!
Summary: A late response to a collections lawsuit may be accepted if you have a valid excuse, but in general, you should plan to answer as soon as possible. Failure to do so can result in negative repercussions, as a default judgment will most likely be granted.
"Collections lawsuits don’t appear on your doorstep overnight but are usually the result of months of communication from a creditor or debt collections agency, with no resolution on your part... although it can be tempting just to throw all the paperwork on the pile with the bills that are also impossible to pay, the arrival of a collections lawsuits signals a deadline that must be met, as well as the opportunity to deal with the debt once and for all."
Read the entire article on the official Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC blog.
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