My question involves judgment recovery in the State of: TX
I had a default judgment ordered against me a few days ago. Yes, I was properly served and yes, the debt was within the statute of limitations. My question is- what can I do now? I made a horrible mistake and didn't go to court after receiving the citation. I based the decision not to go on my sister receiving a citation a few years ago and nothing ever coming of it. Apparently this company is a little more worried about getting their money! I called the court and spoke to someone who told me that there is absolutely nothing I can do as the judgment was in their favor. I can only wait until they file for writ of execution then prove that I am judgment proof when they come to seize my assets. Today I get a letter in the mail saying "It is accordingly ordered that Plaintiff shall have all writs of execution and other process necessary to enforce this judgment. All relief not expressly granted herein is denied as this judgment is appealable and finally disposes of all parties and all claims in this cause of action." So, if I am reading this correctly, they don't need to file for a writ of execution- they've already been given the go ahead? Do I have any recourse at this point? I tried calling the CA's attorney this morning to settle or make payment arrangements and I can not pay what they want me to pay. They have doubled the original amount owed and will not take anything less. I would hire a lawyer but at this point the lady I spoke to at the courthouse said there's NOTHING that can be done. I can't call attorneys now as their offices are closed. Anyone that can offer help is appreciated.