Form 1.988 Judgment After Default

(a)       General Form. This form is the general form for a judgment after default, not including recovery for prejudgment interest and attorneys’ fees:

FINAL JUDGMENT

            This action was heard after entry of default against defendant and

            IT IS ADJUDGED that plaintiff, …..(name and address)….., recover from defendant, …..(name and address, and last 4 digits of social security number if known)….., the sum of $………. with costs in the sum of $………., that shall bear interest at the rate of …..% a year, for which let execution issue.

            ORDERED at ……………….., Florida, on …..(date)……

Judge

(b)       Form with Interest and Fees. This form is for judgment after default including prejudgment interest and attorneys’ fees recovered:

FINAL JUDGMENT

            This action was heard after entry of default against defendant and

            IT IS ADJUDGED that plaintiff, …..(name and address)….., recover from defendant, …..(name and address, and last 4 digits of social security number if known)….., the sum of $………. on principal, $………. for attorneys’ fees with costs in the sum of $………., and pre-judgment interest in the sum of $………., making a total of $………. that shall bear interest at the rate of …..% a year, for which let execution issue.

            ORDERED at ……………….., Florida, on …..(date)……

Judge

            NOTE: The address of the person who claims a lien as a result of the judgment must be included in the judgment in order for the judgment to become a lien on real estate when a certified copy of the judgment is recorded. Alternatively, an affidavit with this information may be simultaneously recorded. For the specific requirements, see section 55.10(1), Florida Statutes; Hott Interiors, Inc. v. Fostock, 721 So. 2d 1236 (Fla. 4th DCA 1998). The address and social security number (if known) of each person against whom the judgment is rendered must be included in the judgment, pursuant to section 55.01(2), Florida Statutes.  However, for privacy reasons, only the last 4 digits of the social security number should be shown.

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