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If a Plaintiff files an application and affidavit for default, and the 10 day additional time period for the Defendant to file an Answer to the Complaint expires without the Defendant actually filing an Answer, does the Court then automatically bar a Defendant from filing an Answer? Or, can they still file one anytime prior to the Plaintiff filing a motion for a damages hearing?In addition to general and special damages, Plaintiff's Complaint also seeks punitive damages, and as such, no specific sum of damages was listed in the filed Complaint. Must Plaintiff also file a Default Judgement Packet (certified and signed by an attorney) PRIOR to requesting a damages hearing? Finally, if 10 days have passed since the filing of an application/affidavit of default and Defendant never filed an Answer, can they still file one prior to Plaintiff filing the Default Judgement Packet, or are they then barred from filing an Answer (with the exception of filing a motion to vacate default)? I'm just wondering how much time Plaintiff has time to file a Default Judgement Packet after the 10 day period has elapsed, or if they should file right away in the instance Defendants are not barred from still filing an Answer?