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Generally, that is what will happen though if the court believes that there has been an error the court may give the other side a chance to appear at a later date.Does that answer your question?
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If the other side does not respond to the Complaint, you're allowed to file a Motion for Default. See Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure, Rule 55. If they've already put in an appearance and the judge is holding a hearing, you can request a ruling in your favor when the other side does not appear. Most of the time, the judge will grant the request, although there are some exceptions.
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If you're the defendant, and the other party doesn't show up, the case is dismissed. However, a dismissed case can be refiled at any time before the statute of limitations expires.
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