The other side can request that the court enter a default judgment against you.
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Anyone can file the papers for him and pay the filing fee. Things don't automatically happen after the 30 days, the moving party has to file a request to enter default. Even if a default is entered it pretty easy for an attorney to get the default set aside but that will cost him money. It is best that he have the papers filed now. He can hire a Legal Document Assistant to file his papers for him or a courier service if he doesn't have a family member or friend that can do it for him. If you need to find an LDA you can go to CALDA.org
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