Q: My husband and I were named joint defendants for collections civil summons, what happens if he cannot go but I do?
Will they be able to get a default judgement against him, even though I am there?
A: Yes a Default Judgment is possible against any defendant that does not show. You can cross examine about exactly who is liable on the debt, what payments have been made, etc. The critical legal issue is what you and him own together though, especially real property, for post judgment execution purposes. Hire a competent attorney.
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