The Maricopa Co. Superior Court Youtube site has a new video:
A default decree is given by the court when the other party does not respond to an initial petition.
When using the Self Service Center forms packets (see below) to start a new case the default decree is usually in step 3 after filing and service.
“When the Other Party Does Not Respond – Court forms and instructions to apply for a default hearing in court when the other party does not respond in writing to the court.”
Below are the initial Family Court forms packets available at the Self Service Center.
Contact the Law Library if you need more information.