California is the state I reside in. I rent a room in a home of a close friend. My questions are concerned with my friend. A few years ago, her husband walked-out on her. She was unemployed at the time and he left the house payments totally on her. Three years later she finally received final divorce papers, which stated that she was required to remove his name from the mortgage and to refinance it in her name only. She was financially unable to contest the divorce or to comply with its orders. Now, she has defaulted on the mortgage, which has ruined not only her credit, but her ex husband's as well. He is suing her (for what, I'm not sure). Could anyone please tell me what will happen or what to expect from the court proceedings? She can't afford a lawyer and won't appear in court. Will he be awarded the home? Will she be evicted? If so, what does this process entail and how long will it take? Thank you so much for your help.