Q: Do you have to file a response to every motion filed against you?
A: It is not required if you do not oppose a motion, but it is better practice to file a short response informing the court so that your case can proceed without unnecessary delays.
A: In Kentucky, as in many jurisdictions, you generally do not have to respond to every motion filed against you, but choosing not to respond could have consequences. When a motion is filed, it usually sets forth a legal argument or request that the court will consider. If you do not file a response, you're essentially allowing the other party's argument to go unchallenged, which could result in the court granting the motion in the other party's favor. The rules and deadlines for responding to motions can vary by jurisdiction, case type, and even by judge.
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