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What is an inquest hearing if the other side does not appear in court?

  • By: David Bliven
  • Published: June 2, 2022

Q: My ex the father of our son had physical custody eight months ago he brought him to my home and has not seen him he did not show up at court but then has attorney asked for an inquest hearing what does all that mean but I end up with physical custody

A: An inquest hearing is a type of “mini-trial” in which the Defendant has defaulted, but the plaintiff still needs to present proof. In other words, the plaintiff must still present testimony & evidence support his/her claims. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Family Law attorney for a full assessment.

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