Q: My ex filed for a modification for custody/child support. I want to prolong it . How?
My ex filed for a modification for child custody / child support. We both have Joint custody me being the primary. I was served with a summons. The paper says I have 30 days to respond. How can I prolong that another 30 days and can I do it without legal representation? I am at transitional center and I am due to be released mid November. I want to prolong it so I have a fairer chance at fighting my case. I have the funds for a lawyer but I can't touch the funds until I am released. That's why I want to prolong this modification.
A: You have to respond in 30 days. Just respond as best you can. You need to provide the court with an address so you can get notices. The response doesn't have to be fancy. Just file a response in plain english addressing the allegations and make sure your address is noted. It must be filed with the clerk of court, and it may be done online.
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