Where a defendant fails to appear in the action within apt time the court shall, before
entering a judgment against such defendant, require proof of service of the summons
in the manner required by G.S. 1-75.10 and, in addition, shall require further proof as follows:
(1) Where Personal Jurisdiction Is Claimed Over the Defendant.--Where a personal claim
is made against the defendant, the court shall require proof by affidavit or other
evidence, to be made and filed, of the existence of any fact not shown by verified
complaint which is needed to establish grounds for personal jurisdiction over the
defendant. The court may require such additional proof as the interests of justice require.
(2) Where Jurisdiction Is in Rem or Quasi in Rem.--Where no personal claim is made
against the defendant, the court shall require such proofs, by affidavit or otherwise,
as are necessary to show that the court's jurisdiction has been invoked over the status,
property or thing which is the subject of the action. The court may require such additional proof as the interests of justice require.
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