Area of Law:
Ex Parte Motion for Order of Default and Declaration in Support
Based on the attached Declaration, Petitioner requests that this court grant an Order entering the default of Respondent and directing entry of judgment.
You must also show that the respondent is not in active military service before the court can enter an order of default. This is part of the Ex Parte Motion for Order of Default & Declaration in Support. If the respondent is in active military service, you cannot get an order of default unless the servicemember waives protection under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). This federal law starts at 50 U.S.C. 3901. Your local law librarian can help you find it, or go to www.law.cornell.edu* (under Get the Law click U.S.Code, then click Title 50 and go to Chapter 50). This law has strict rules about what “active military service” means. This protection does not apply to all servicemembers at all times.