Small Claims Court Factsheets: Default Hearings

A default hearing in small claims court is to find out why a debtor has not made payments required by a payment schedule. This factsheet explains what default hearings are for, what is likely to happen at court, how to prepare, and what happens if a person cannot attend.

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