What is a default hearing?

The Court may grant the requests made in the Petition for Dissolution without the Respondent participating if the person served with the Petition for Dissolution did not file a Response. A default hearing can be set by the Petitioner if the other party/Respondent has not filed a written response. A default hearing can be scheduled by the Court upon written request when you want a divorce, other judgment, or order of the Court when the opposing side does not respond in writing to your petition or motion. In a Dissolution, a default hearing cannot be set for at least 60 days after the date the petition (and other documents) were served on the Respondent.

You may not proceed by Default for any petition(s) to modify.

Show All Answers

1. What is a default hearing?
2. When can I seek a default?
3. Can I get divorced by Default without a hearing?
4. How can I get a default hearing?
5. What should I take with me to the default hearing?