CCP 1002     

Art. 1002. Answer or other pleading filed prior to signing of default judgment

            Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 1001, the defendant may file his answer or other pleading at any time prior to the signing of a default judgment against him.

            Acts 2017, No. 419, §1; Acts 2021, No. 174, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.