Fullerton, CA asked in Bankruptcy for California

Q: What is the procedure for filing a judgment after filing a motion for default judgment in a adversary proceeding?

My case is the Central District of California bankruptcy court. My judgment form was rejected without even going to the judge.

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Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You should hire a Bankruptcy attorney to help you navigate through the procedural guidelines required in your District.

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Tristan Brown
Tristan Brown
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Reasons for rejected judgments include the default judgment being rejected, judgment form(s) not being answered in their entirety, judgment form(s) not being signed properly, and missing judgments form(s).

Since the judgement never went before a judge, it sounds as if your judgment was rejected due to procedural issues as opposed to the content. Did the clerk inform you as to why the judgment was rejected? I suggest contacting the clerk and getting some insight as to why the judgment was rejected. Though they cannot give legal advice, the bankruptcy clerks of the Central District are often very helpful.

It would also be beneficial to consult with a knowledgeable attorney on the matter.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: You should hire a bankruptcy attorney to help you. However, if you do not, you’ll need to check civil rules and the local rules of your district to find the requirements.

Aaron Michael Lloyd
Aaron Michael Lloyd
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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • San Bernardino, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Hire a bankruptcy attorney who specializes in adversary proceedings. These are likely procedural issues that an experienced bankruptcy attorney can help you with.

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