I am in the process of evicting a tenant for my mother . He has been in the business for over 20 years . After the passing of my father he manipulated my mother and began only paying partial rent . He didn't know how to handle the situation and allowed this behavior to continue for over a year . He is now behind over 26 , 500 . 00 dollars . I began the eviction process and discovered due to the sum of money the case must be handle in Superior Court . Should the defendant failed to response can't I file a judgment by default or must the case appear before a judge for a Case Management conference ?