Ordered that the order is affirmed, with costs.
It is well settled that the decision as to whether to relieve a party of an order entered upon his default is a matter left to the sound discretion of the court. A party seeking to vacate an order entered upon his default must establish that there is a reasonable excuse for the default and a meritorious defense (see, Matter of Little Flower Children's Servs. [Sean Courtney G.] v Vernon J., 213 A.D.2d 548). We agree with the Family Court that the respondent father has made the requisite showing.