Q: I need to respond to a custody modification by today. How do I do it? Do I need a form or can it be just typed on paper?
Most local court rules will require you to type your response to the modification petition. Generally you will go through each of the allegations contained in the motion to modify, and you will either admit or deny the allegations. You can admit part of an allegation, and deny the rest, but you must be specific. After you have answered each of the allegations, you will need to sign your response and have it notarized, then file it with the court.
If you did not file it on time, or if you want to change your responses, you should consider hiring a lawyer, as there are ways to file a response late, and there are ways to amend your response, but it requires permission from the court to do so.
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