How to apply to enter a party's default in a family case

You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation :
  • You have filed a summons and petition for one of the following:
    • Divorce;
    • Legal Separation;
    • Annulment;
    • To establish Paternity;
    • To establish a first court order for Legal Decision Making and/or Parenting Time and Child Support; or
    • To establish Grandparents visitation
    • AND
      • The other party was served with the court papers, AND
      • Proof of service has been filed with the Clerk of Superior  Court, AND
      • The other party has not filed a written response or answer within the time frame set by law (check the court file to be sure this is true), AND
      • You want to proceed to get a (default) court order


Packets contain ALL forms and ALL instructions needed for this process. Where there are separate packets for Instructions and Forms, get BOTH packets.

To apply to enter the other party's default - forms and instructions - DRD6


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FREE Workshop Flyer - How to complete the default process
Instructions: How to complete the Application and Affidavit for Default - drd60i
Procedures: How to file an Application and Affidavit for Default and schedule a default hearing - drd60p
Default Decree Checklist - drd62h
Application and Affidavit for Entry of Default - drd61f
Default Information for Spousal Maintenance (divorce/legal separation/annulment cases only) - drd62f

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