Baltimore County Family Law Default Hearings
What is a Default Hearing?
- Default hearings in Divorce, Custody and Child Support cases are scheduled when a petition or complaint is filed and the party who is supposed to respond fails to respond within the applicable time period.
- When a defaulting party is unrepresented, the Circuit Court for Baltimore County will hold default hearings in the courthouse even though most hearings are held remotely as a result of Covid-19.
- In cases involving child custody. The law disfavors awarding child custody on a default basis.