Failing to Appear in Court
Did the other parent of your child fail to appear in court? Watch this video to learn what family court will do if one party doesn’t show up.
What happens if the other parent fails to appear in family court?
If you have filed a petition in family court, and the other party does not show up, a number of things may happen. The court will inquire to determine whether or not they were served with the papers that required their appearance, but the court may then also simply adjourn the matter for another four to six weeks to see if the other party will show up. That can be very difficult for you if you have an attorney who’s appearing with you and you’re paying them by the hour to be in court, but the court wants to make sure that they have a decision at the end of the process that is based on full due process, which means that the other party has had plenty of notice and an opportunity to appear in court.
Are you or a loved one dealing with a family law matter and have questions about failing to appear in court? Contact our experienced Saratoga family law attorneys at Jean Mahserjian, Esq., PC today to schedule a confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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