Husband stated facts constituting meritorious defense to default, in proceedings on wife’s petition for dissolution of marriage; husband was personally served copy of petition, but received his mail at mailing address other than place where he was personally served, and did not receive copy of parenting plan, parenting plan was not in conformance with parties’ informal custody arrangement that was sent to husband by wife’s attorney, wife testified that she knew husband received his mail at post office box, and wife’s attorney never met with husband or purported to represent husband.
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