You are confused. If judgment was entered against you, you cannot file a motion for default judgment as that is what has already been entered against you. You need to file a motion to vacate the judgment. The fact that your girlfriend;'s name is wrong does not invalidate the judgment against you. Being late to court or a wrong name is not grounds for dismissal. You really need to hire a lawyer.
I agree with counsel. If the matter was a default judgment, you would have 30 days to file a motion to vacate the default. That is what I suppose you have done, you need to make sure you are there on that date on time, and if the case is reopened, on time for the remaining dates given by the court.
It would not be grounds for dismissal as the other party is not at fault for you being late. You need to retain counsel to see if you have any potential defenses or counterclaims.
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