You need to consult an attorney ASAP. A lot of attorneys will give you a free consultation. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, there ay be a Legal Office in your area. Good luck !!
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There are time limits on filing a request to set aside a default. You have six months from the date of notice of entry of the default to set aside under CCP 473. Although there is case law supporting a set aside on equitable basis outside the six month deadline, the facts you have presented do not appear applicable. You should consult with an attorney immediately to see if there are other facts not here presented that might provide you relief. If you have found this helpful and/or the best answer, please let the attorney know by checking the appropriate box below. It will be greatly appreciated. Thank you and best of luck to you.
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You need to talk with an attorney right away. You are about to loose everything because you have not responded. If there is no judgment yet you still have time to set aside the default and respond.
IF you cannot afford an attorney you should talk with the court facilitator's office. They are a free legal service for family law issues and located in the family law court house.
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