Chicago, IL asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Missouri

Q: I was served paternity petition papers from father of my child. How do I respond? We're not married.

Baby born in Missouri

Lived there 4 months. Moved to another state.

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Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: I would need to know some more information to know if the case was properly brought in whichever state it was filed. You need to make sure that you respond within 30 days (in a number of states, it's 21 days), or ask for leave to file out of time with the court.

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