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Civil Practice: Default Judgment – Good Cause – Dissolution

Where an appellant in a dissolution case was served with a summons advising him that a default judgment could be taken after 30 days if he did not respond, the trial court properly found that the parties did not have a close and confidential relationship at the relevant time, and the respondent was not obligated to inform the appellant of the date of the dissolution hearing, so the refusal to set aside the default judgment is affirmed.

Judgment is affirmed.

Wilford v. Wilford (MLW No. 64655/Case No. SD31785 – 4 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, Rahmeyer, J.) Appealed from circuit court, Mississippi County, Brown, J. (Rebecca C. Steward, Sikeston, for respondent) (Edward Reeves, Caruthersville, for appellant).


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