There are no default judgments in custody cases.
If the defendant does not file an answer to your child custody complaint within 30 days (or 33 days if he/she was served by certified mail), then you can schedule a court hearing and mail the filed Notice of Hearing to the defendant. If the defendant still does not show up a the court hearing, then there will likely be a short hearing where the judge will hear from you about your evidence and then likely enter an order granting your requests.
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