I'm a non-parent who just received sole managing conservator over a child Ive been raising since 1 month old who is now 3 years old. The FINAL judgment was signed on Friday 4/29/2016 AFTER the case being reset due to the mother not showing up two months ago and on the 4/29.
the father is dead and the mother didn't show up so she defaulted. And it went in my favor.
The mother has 3 business days from the date the order was pronounced orally in court or signed whichever is earlier (pronouncement normally). The mother has 30 days from date judgment was signed to file a Motion to Set Aside Default Judgment.
Usually an Associate Judge won't sign final orders to prevent this issue arising, but it is three days. I think those are business days if memory serves. A person also had thirty days to file a motion for new trial. A person had four years to file a bill of review. Once the judgment is more than thirty days old and the defaulting party hasn't filed anything you can breathe a big sigh of relief.
Ms. Laster practices in Dalla
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