When a default judgment has been obtained or there has been a court ruling that has been unfavorable to a litigant, time is of the essence. A litigant should begin right away to seek to attack the judgment or appeal to a higher court. These actions should not be contemplated for months, because at that point a litigant’s options are likely to be narrowed or more limited.
Many times a litigant can attempt to challenge a previous ruling upon good grounds, but has allowed significant time to pass before taking any action. When this is the case, the litigant may have to live with the current ruling or file a new case, when applicable. Attacking a ruling can be complicated and require a good grasp on the law and also post-judgment procedures. Litigants should attempt to seek legal assistance right away to increase the likelihood that any attack or appeal will be successful.
Post written by: Attorney Tiffany Lunn