Clinton, MD asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Maryland

Q: Default hearing for custody

Were scheduled for a default hearing for custody, visitation and support for my child. We had a private processing server serve him but he didn’t respond in the time frame (30 days). An order of default was granted and a default hearing is scheduled, what should I expect at this hearing.What happens if he doesn’t show, is he required to show up? Will he still be able to respond. We broke up because he physically assaulted me, Will this be taken into consideration as well?

1 Lawyer Answer

Dawn Renee Gould

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Frederick, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Typically, an Order of Default is granted in these types of scenarios but also the other parent may show up for the hearing, even though the other parent didn't file an Answer. Regardless, testimony will be taken a the hearing and the Judge will make a ruling based on the testimony and evidence.

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