WILLIAM L SANDERS, ATTORNEY AT LAW | William L. Sanders
You would need to go to the court that rendered the judgment, and attack the judgment. Lack of service could be a defense, but the burden is now on you. You may also file a traverse to the garnishment, in the court that issued the garnishment, but you may be required to have the judgement set aside first. I do not know.RE: I have never been given an opportunity to speak to a judge.That does not ever happen, unless you file an answer to the suit, and obtain a court date. Otherwise, it is a default judgment entered by the clerk, and no judge is involved.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law Office of William T. Harrington | William Harrington
You need to find out what the basis of the judgment is and in what amount. If you were never served with the complaint, you may be able to obtain relief from judgment and reopen the case. It is very difficult to re-open a case so long after judgment issues, but not impossible. You should then discuss the situation with a lawyer to see whether it is worth pursuing.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts