Denver, CO asked in Child Custody for Colorado

Q: How or what do I fill to respond to a summons of allocation of parental responsibilities? Return of service?wavier?

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Cindy Perusse
Cindy Perusse
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Englewood, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You can accept service by mail and sign the waiver of personal service and send that back to the Petitioner. That does not waive any of your rights to parenting time. You will need to file a response to the petition. You can do that through the free forms provided by the co judicial website [https://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/-- Specifically JDF form 1420. You must file and serve your response within 21 days of you being served with the summons.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Denver, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: You can file a waiver of service and a response or just a response. The waiver just means that you are waiving your right to formal personal service. If you do not sign the waiver, then the other party has to have you personally served. The Court will still want to hear your thoughts on the allegations in the petition, which you set forth in a response.

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