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Did you get notice of the hearing?
Is there some reason you didn't go to court?
Ok, the problem here is that if you got notice of the hearing and just failed to appear, then it is unlikely that a judge is going to vacate the judgment against you. To have a chance of winning, you have to go to court and fight the allegations.
So honestly, having to work and not wanting to see the complainant isn't likely to convince the judge to set aside any judgment but you can still try. You can file a motion to set aside the default judgment against you and set out your reasons for why you didn't appear and the clerks will then set a hearing date for all the parties to appear and the judge will hear your motion and make a decision about whether to set aside the judgment or not..
This is a link to the CA court site where it goes over the process in detail: CA Set Aside Order
And a link to generic forms necessary, you will need to change them to LA: Forms
And here: Template Forms
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Did you have any further questions I can help with?
Would there be any other reason I can say I didn't go?
I can't really tell you to lie to the court..
The problem with not going to court is that you lose by default.. And whatever story the other side tells is the one that the judge believes..
Would I be able to bring items to court pertaining as to why I left her?
No, a judge is not going to re-hear the case and why you left is not going to be relevant.. She may be a horrible person, but she is the one who filed for the restraining order and went to court to tell her story..
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