This Informational Guide provides a basic, step-by-step guide for making a motion for a default parenting responsibility judgment.
The Plaintiff in a case to establish parenting responsibility (custody and visitation) may make a motion for a default parenting responsibility judgment when they can prove that the Defendant was served the Summons and Complaint and did not answer within 21 days of service.
This Guide includes an Appendix of formatting examples of documents commonly required to make a motion for a default parenting responsibility judgment.
However, this Guide does not include fillable forms.
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Appendix of Formatting Examples:
Documents ALL Moving Parties Will Need:
- MP1: Notice of Motion for Default Parenting Responsibility Judgment
- MP2: Motion for Default Parenting Responsibility Judgment
- MP3: Brief in Support of Motion for Default Parenting Responsibility Judgment
- MP4: Affidavit of Default, Identification and Active Military Status
- MP5: Affidavit of Proof for Default Parenting Responsibility Judgment
- MP6: Confidential Information Form
- MP7: Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Default Judgment
- MP8: Judgment
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