What happens to a party to a suit who fails to appear in court?

If a party to a partition by sale suit fails to appear in court without a valid excuse and continues to refuse to appear, what does the judge do?

Asked on July 4, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Texas

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Failure to appear in court by a party to the case may result in an adverse ruling by the court against the party.
The court might dismiss the party's case for failure to appear especially if there have been multiple incidents.


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