Can a judgment for attorney fees and medical bills from 6 years earlier, be reversed?

Asked about 1 year ago - Glen Rock, NJ

The ex filed while I was having surgery and I did not make the appearance. Now I receive a judgment for her attorney fees and medical bills (which were never forwarded) some dating back 6 years and a demand for payment within 30 days.

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  1. Lawrence Charles Kroll


    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . You need to speak to an attorney immediately. It sounds like your ex filed a post-judgment motion to enforce provisions of your settlement agreement regarding payment of medical and other expenses. If you had a legitimate reason why you were unable to appear, you need to file an appropriate application to reconsider, appeal, or vacate the order immediately. I don't know the facts of your situation, but the longer you wait, the less likely it is that Court would re-open the decision.

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  2. Sean Patrick Lewis

    Contributor Level 17


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    Answered . When was the hearing? How were you served? Did you respond at all to any served papers asking for a postponement of the hearing?

    Depending on the circumstances, how much the bills are, etc., you might want to hire an experienced attorney.

    Good luck!

    The above is not intended to be legal advice, but may be used for general information. Please contact an attorney... more

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