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Foreclosure and Loan Modification Blog

What Is a Judicial or Clerk's Default, and Can It Be Vacated?

Falling behind on your mortgage can force you to learn many legal concepts and words that you probably don't come across unless you're a lawyer, such as judicial or clerk's default.

What is a judicial or clerk's default?

A judicial or clerk's default is "a binding judgment in favor of either party based on some failure to take action by the other party. Most often, it is a judgment in favor of a plaintiff when the defendant has not responded to a summons or has failed to appear before a court of law.”

A judicial default is issued by a judge, and a clerk's default is issued by a clerk of the court. How does that come into play in foreclosure? It has to do with the lawsuit that follows as a result of defaulting on payments.

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