What can happen if a judgment is entered against you?

My autistic adult has been summoned to court for a small credit card debt. He has never worked, does not drive or own a vehicle, and he owns no property.If a judgement is entered against him, what will that mean for him?He does receive SSI. He lives in my home and I provide his support.

Asked on October 12, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Illinois

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your autistic son has been served with a summons and complaint concerning an alleged obligation owed concerning a credit card debt and if he fails to appear in court, most likely a default judgment will be entered against him. If a judgment is entered against him, the judgment creditor then has the task of trying to get the debt paid.

Ways to get the debt paid is for the judgment creditor to levy upon bank accounts and other assets that your son may have.

If your son owes the debt claimed by the credit card company. I suggest that you contact it and work out a pay off schedule for it signed by its representative and make monthly payments until it is paid in full.

Good luck.


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