I hired a paralegal to help me with an appeal. She didn't follow through, & the appeal was dismissed. I was never notified in advance that the appeal was in the process of being dismissed & received the dismissal in the mail.Several days later, I noticed in the newspaper that a judgement was filed against me from the other party. The next day I received in the mail a copy of the judgement, & a letter from the other party, that 2% would be added to the total amount untill it is payed in full. Is all of this legal. Please help.