What is a motion for default in a divorce?

What is a motion for default in a divorce?

When a party fails to respond to a divorce petition within the time proscribed by law, the party is "in default." This can also happen if a party fails to show up for a court hearing. The other kind of default is a "default judgment" — generally, the last step in finalizing an uncontested divorce.

How do I know if my divorce is final?

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The judgment should say that it became final on a given date. If that isn't on the judgment, go to the courthouse and ask the Clerk to tell you if your divorce is final and what date it became final.

What happens if you don’t follow your divorce decree?

If your spouse fails to abide by the divorce decree after your divorce is final, you could wind up without your rightful properties, child support funds, or alimony payments. Not only is this inconvenient and frustrating, but it could lead to serious financial hardship or issues with your children.

Can a divorce stipulation be changed?

Under certain circumstances, both spouses may mutually agree (stipulate) to change certain provisions of the divorce agreement. Changing a divorce settlement agreement requires the new agreement to be in writing. A Stipulation and Order to change a judgment typically does not need a court hearing.