My question involves judgment recovery in the State of: CA
Hi, I've received a copy of a Request for Entry of Default & Court Judgment from a creditor. It references a complaint filed way back in April 2010, but I've never been served and knew nothing about any such case. The creditor obviously has my correct address and I had been in contact with them around this time (unsuccessfully tried to work out a payment plan with them).
I'm unfortunately unemployed (i.e. self-employed but not making enough to even float) and recovering from cancer surgery, so I have very little money for legal services.
1 - What recourse do I have now that I know there's a case but have not been served?
2 - What can I do to halt this request for judgment? Shouldn't I get a chance to defend myself instead of it going directly to a default judgment?
3 - Can anyone recommend honest free or "cheap" legal services in the Long Beach, CA area?
Thanks a bunch!