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Good morning Janice,I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.Are you asking about responding the Petition for modification, or to the disclosure of information itself? They have differing dates and differing consequences for missing the deadlines.Doug
the disclosure of information
Good morning Janice,Than you for clarifying that for me.Under Texas law, if you have already been served with the Request before your answer is due, you have 50 days after the service of the Request to respond. However, if you have already served your Answer when the request is served, you have just 30 days (calendar days) in which to respond to the request. Here is a link to the Rule:
Under Texas law, the failure to fully respond, or to respond at all, is considered an abuse of the Discovery Process, and the opposing side can file a Motion to Compel the responses and ask that the court order you to pay their attorney fees related to the filing of the motion. If you are then ordered by the court to respond and you again fail, you could be held in contempt, fined or in a worst case scenario, even have your Answer Stricken and judgment granted to the Petitioner on their motion.You may reply back to me using the Continue the Conversation or Reply to Expert link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction. Please remember to rate my service to you when our communication is completed. I wish you the best in 2013,Doug
Oh! My. I am not the respondent. The respondent is 15 day pass his 50 days. He has not given one piece of disclosure information. If he does not give the information requested than the court could order attorney fees paid. Does this happen very often? Thanks for your time.
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