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What happens when you miss a child support court date?

Syracuse, NY |

Took the wrong day off from work for the first child support case, nobody contacted me and I realized too late in the night to call anyone. Should I call the court house or go there first thing in the morning? My ex was granted custody and 100 dollars a week and was told I will be getting served with papers again. We already had one court date where I was granted joint custody.

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  1. What happens is that the case is decided on a default, and you lose. If you promptly respond and have a good excuse (yours is borderline) and a meritorious claim on the underlying petition the Court has the discretion to vacate (that means reverse) the default and grant a new hearing. But it doesn't have to.

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