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The DC Code: § 16-919 Proof required on default or admission of defendant.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)

A decree for a divorce, or a decree annulling a marriage, may not be rendered on default, without proof; and an admission contained in the answer of the defendant may not be taken as proof of the facts charged as the ground of the application, but shall be proved by other evidence in all cases.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-919. 1973 Ed., § 16-919. DC CODE § 16-919 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 23, 1963, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1, 77 Stat. 562.)