Default Summons Law and Legal Definition

Default summons refers to a summons issued to initiate proceedings in the county courts when the only relief claimed was the payment of money. When a claim concerns pecuniary obligations only, courts issue default summons without examination of the justification of the claim. In case the debtor does not formally object and the creditor files a corresponding application, the courts will issue an enforceable default summons. When the debtor again does not object, this enforceable default summons automatically becomes an execution deed. And when, the debtor objects, the default summons proceedings merge into normal court proceedings.