Timeline for a Domestic violence case and non appearance in court

How much time will it take to get judgement on domestic voilence? After getting sammon if they don't come to cowhat will happen?

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It is difficult to forecast as to how much time it will take to get judgment in a DV case. It depends on the pendency of cases in the particular court, the behavior of the parties etc. If after receiving summons from the court, if the Respondent does not make an appearance before the court either in person or along with his lawyer, the court will set the Respondent ex-parte and pass the orders in your favor.

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Generally in a domestic violence case, the courts will give 3 opportunities to other side and depending on merits of your case may
a) either grant you ex-parte orders OR
b) Reissue summons or
c) If summons received, but party not willingly attending may also issue a bailable warrant
Each case has its own merits and depending the merits of the case, the judge might decide either of the 3 options above.

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In normal course it takes approximately 4-5 years but we can not stick to that. It depends on court work load . If not attending court then it will be treated as contempt of court and arrest warrant will issued.

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