How do you file for a Default Judgment?
How to file a Request to Enter a Default.Once the other party has been served with the Petition you will need to file a Proof of Service of the Summons (form FL-115). Thirty days later you can file a Request to Enter a Default (form FL-165). You should file your Income and Expense Declaration (FL-150) and Property Declaration (FL-160) with your request to enter default. The FL-150 and FL-160 can be skipped if there are no financial or property issues.
Submit all of the forms to the court with self addressed envelopes using the courts address in the return address location.
Now you need to move forward and get a Judgment.
Have the Default, now we need the JudgmentOnce the court enters the Default the final step will be to get a Judgment. The Judgment is FL-180 and there are several forms from FL-341 through FL-345 that you can use to prepare body of the Judgment. Look over the forms and decide what forms apply to your case.
You cannot ask for more on your default Judgment than you asked for in your Petition. Limit the Judgment to items that were requested in the Petition.
You will then need to prepare a Declaration to Enter a Judgment (FL-170) and the Notice of Entry of Judgment (FL-190) and attach two self addressed envelopes.
If child support is part of your order you need to attach a FL-192. The court will also want to know how you arrived at the child support amount so attached a printout from the Department of Child Support Calculator of how you arrived at the support child amount.