If they do not respond after 30 days you can ask the court clerk to enter a default judgment.
What relief did you ask for in your complaint?
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The plaintiff’s complaint requests approximately $20k in compensatory damages and approximately $20k in punative damages in Superior Court.
Just in case this question got skipped over…
A plaintiff files an alienation of affection/criminal conversation complaint against a defendant. The defendant has 30 days in which to file an answer to the complaint, but does not file a response within 30 days of the service of process. The plaintiff is seeking $20k in compensatory and $20k in punative damages. What action should the plaintiff take to demand relief if the defendant refuses to answer the Complaint?
If they refuse to answer the complaint you can ask the court clerk to enter a default judgment of guilty. It is my understanding that if you don’t answer a complaint like this it is an admission of guilt. Then you have to try the judgment. That is you have to go to court and state why you deserve 20K/20K. If they are not there to argue their point then you win. After that you may have to figure out how to get blood out of a turnip.
That my not be the exact legal process, but that is my understanding.
There are many convolutions and you would be well advised to use an attorney.
A plaintiff files an alienation of affection/criminal conversation complaint against a defendant. The defendant has 30 days in which to file an answer to the complaint, but does not file a response within 30 days of the service of process. What action should the plaintiff take to demand relief? What kind of motion would be filed?