The Court may grant the requests made in the Petition without the Respondent participating, if no response
has been filed. You can set a default hearing if the other party has not filed a written response. A default
hearing is scheduled 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. A default hearing cannot be set for at least 61 days
after the date the petition (and other documents) were served on the Respondent.
If a default hearing is set for you, you must take your final divorce papers with you to your hearing. Your
final divorce paper is called a Decree of Dissolution. You will also need other documents listed below. The
relief that you asked for in your Petition must be the same as in the Decree.