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The defendant now has to answer the suit, admitting or denying the allegations. As I told you courts disfavor defaults, which is what your attorney explained by what you posted above.
What you need to do now is send out discovery requests. You need to send interrogatories (questions asking for information to lead you to evidence and witnesses) and also a request for production of documents forcing him to produce his documentation.
Once discovery is complete then your case can proceed through to the court for a trial if he will not settle. The mediator would work only if the other party agrees to mediation.
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