Rule 2966. Notice of Judgment and Execution Required by Rule 2958.3. Form.
The notice required by Rule 2958.3 shall be substantially in the following form:
Notice Under Rule 2958.3 of Judgment and
Notice of Defendants Rights
A judgment in the amount of $
has been entered against you and in favor of the plaintiff without any prior notice or hearing based on a confession of judgment contained in a written agreement or other paper allegedly signed by you. The court has issued a writ of execution which directs the sheriff to take your money or other property owned by you to pay the judgment.
If your money or property has been taken, you have the right to get the money or property back if you did not voluntarily, intelligently and knowingly give up your constitutional right to notice and hearing prior to the entry of judgment or if you have defenses or other valid objections to the judgment.
You have a right to a prompt court hearing if you claim that you did not voluntarily, intelligently and knowingly give up your rights to notice and hearing prior to the entry of the judgment. If you wish to exercise this right, you must immediately fill out and sign the petition to strike the judgment which accompanies the writ of execution and deliver it to the Sheriff of
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU ACT PROMPTLY. IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO REGAIN YOUR PROPERTY IF YOU WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD BY THE SHERIFF OR TURNED OVER TO THE PLAINTIFF.
YOU MUST FILE A PETITION SEEKING RELIEF FROM THE JUDGMENT AND PRESENT IT TO A JUDGE WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE ON WHICH THIS NOTICE IS SERVED ON YOU OR YOU MAY LOSE YOUR RIGHTS.
YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER.
IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE.
Attorney for Plaintiff
The provisions of this Rule 2966 adopted April 1, 1996, effective July 1, 1996, 26 Pa.B. 1806; amended June 10, 2003, effective September 1, 2003, 33 Pa.B. 2974. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (213368) to (213369).
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