Matheu D. Nunn and James M. DeStefano Co-Author New Jersey Law Journal Article “Setting Aside Default Judgment in the Family Part Is No Vacation”April 18, 2022 | by Matheu Nunn
As published by New Jersey Law Journal, April 14, 2022
By Matheu D. Nunn, James M. DeStefano, and Alyssa S. Engleberg
Matheu D. Nunn, a Partner and Co-Chair of Einhorn Barbarito Frost & Botwinick PC’s Family Law Practice, and James M. DeStefano, Counsel in the Family Law Practice, co-authored an article in the New Jersey Law Journal providing an overview of default judgments in divorce proceedings.
As the authors note, the entry of a default judgment in a divorce matter is generally not a “victory” for either party—at least not until the “ink has dried” and thereafter faded due to a lengthy passage of time. If the defaulting party at some point suddenly seeks to vacate the judgment, that will undoubtedly cause additional counsel fees, time, and litigation costs to both parties, regardless of the ultimate outcome.