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I received a respondents original answer General denial on

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I received a respondent's original answer General denial on my 12 year old son change of a name of a minor case.The father ask financial relieve for attorney fees after he was giving 2 options to sign the waiver and returne it on the pre-paid envelopes.After many attends to serve the Citation to the father in new york from texas was a 5 month delay. What is the next step I should take? Please help

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After your Petition was filed, the Clerk's office should have scheduled a name change hearing and issued a citation. The citation must be served on the father using the accepted service methods. It sound like this has been completed. You should have received proofs of service for the citations served. If not you will need to casue the citations to be served on the father. This will contain the date of the hearing.

 

Make copies of the proof of service. Take the proof of service and copies to the clerks office for filing.. Make sure to get a stamped copy back of all proofs of service you file. You will need to attend the hearing on the scheduled date. If the father show up he will need to state reason why he is opposing the change. You will need to explain why you want the name changed.

 

You can confirm with the clerk a couple of days before the scheduled hearing date to make sure there are no issues e.g. father requested a continuance or delay.

 

The judge will listed to your statement and then make a ruling and sign an order if the name change is granted.

 

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