If a debtor fails to respond within a certain time frame specified in a summons, a creditor may apply to the court for an order for judgment. This is accomplished by filing an Affidavit of Debt. If the debt is uncontested by the debtor, no court hearing will take place and a judgement will be issued on receipt of the Affidavit of Debt by the court.
The Affidavit of Debt should be drafted as soon as possible by the rules of the court and should state the amounts owed, along with all the pertinent information concerning both parties.
The Affidavit of Debt must be signed by the Creditor and an oath sworn before a notary public. The Debt Affidavit must then be filed along with other evidence included in the case in the relevant court of law.