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Q: What is made wholly default? What kind of cases can one make ahold default?

2 Lawyer Answers
Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Default means you were properly notified of the suit having been filed and you failed to appear/file a response, so the Court allowed the filing party to proceed to court without further notice to you and get what they filed for.

If that happened to you, you have 30 days to file a Motion for New Trial. Do not miss the deadline. Do not file it yourself- it is technical. Seek an attorney.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Default means a person was properly served and failed to submit a written answer or appear.

A person that has been defaulted can file a motion for new trial or a bill of review if they meet the requirements.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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