Sanctions can be in the form of fines and attorney's fees for forcing them to go to court to get payment. You are going to have to show up in court unless you can contact the attorney and reach a stipulated settlement
agreement that will have to be filed with the court. If they get the judgement and sanctions, they will then move to seize any of your income and bank accounts in your name. One option you have is you can file bankruptcy
. If you cannot afford an attorney, then you need to contact legal aid for assistance and also call the state bar
and ask about the pro bono attorneys in your area for assistance.
Also, if the judgment was against your company and not you, then you would place the company into bankruptcy and your only liability would be any assets they can prove you took from the company when you closed it, unless you signed as a personal guarantor of the debt.
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