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I was hoping they were two different situations. OK, so the credit card company can't get a contempt order, so I never have to be worried about getting stopped at the border like I would if I didn't pay my alimony.
You said that in order for the credit card company to get a default judgment, they need to serve me. Must that be done in person? Can it be done through email? If they send it to an old address, where I no longer live, does that count as being served?
However, I have notified the credit card company that I am not in the U.S. So would a U.S. newspaper notice be sufficient for service? Also, I have been told that a credit card company would not waste money trying to sue someone who has left the U.S. What is your experience with this?
Well, it certainly does feel better not to have to worry about being stopped at the border.
But let's say they win a default judgment against me. They do have my email address. Do they have any obligation to let me know they obtained the judgment? Or can it all just happen and I not even know about it?