Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes, a free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.
(a) The court may render a default order for the relief requested if the respondent:
(1) has been personally served, has filed an answer, or has entered an appearance; and
(2) does not appear at the designated time, place, and date to respond to the motion.
(b) If the respondent fails to appear, the court may not hold the respondent in contempt but may order a capias to be issued.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Family Code - FAM § 157.115. Default Judgment - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/family-code/fam-sect-157-115/
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?