My question involves judgment recovery in the State of: Mass
Got a letter today from an Atty office. "By failing to appear at the recent hearing, the court has issued an order of contempt to have you brought to court by a sheriff. While we have not done so yet, we may act on this Capias. A court hearing would require an exam of your financial situation yadda yadda yadda."
Does that indicate that there was a default judgement entered against me?
Anyway, I currently goto the court house about every 4 months when I get the bench warrant in the mail(for a different debt). I meet with someone, promise to pay, then go back when I get another bench warrant for non payment. It's a viscous cycle.
So, I am obviously no stranger to how these things work.
However, I honestly didn't get anything to appear in court for this particular debt. I have no idea when the court date was, or what the debt was for. I am however prepared to goto court for yet another case in June. ( don't judge me, I got divorced 7 years ago, and got all the debt. Now, everyone's coming for me all at once).
So, do you think that letter indicates a default judgement? Or just another scare tactic? There is a docket number on the letter. I'm not even sure what courthouse I can check for validity.