See page 4 of 4. It basically explains what she is seeking. She is seeking an amount for what she claims to be debt by you from the division of miscellaneous expenses, that someone in your situation allegedly has not paid.
Someone in your situation may wish to file an answer. In fact, this is recommended to avoid default.
The fact that the custody was changed since then does not matter, provided that the alleged debt comes from the time before the custody was modified to have the child live with the grandparent.
If someone in your situation cannot make the court hearing, one may wish to ask the Court to allow them to appear via telephone/video. This is at the discretion of the Court.
If you choose to do this, then someone in your situation would file said hearing plenty ahead of time, serve the other party, and ask the clerk if the Judge would consider this motion in camera (without a hearing), or would the Judge need to have a quick hearing on the matter (ironic, I know). Most Judges will consider a Motion for Telephonic Hearing in camera.
MOTION FOR A TELEPHONIC HEARING
TO THE HONORABLE JUDGE OF SAID COURT:
COMES NOW (name), Respondent/Petitioner and Movant herein, and files this, and brings this Motion for Telephonic Hearing for the hearing on (motion's name that is set to be heard):
1. Said motion is set for hearing on ___________
2. Movant/Movant's witnesses is/are unlikely to be able to present at the hearing in person due to: (reason)
3. Movant would be able to be present via telephone on the date and time of the hearing.
4. The Court has inherent power to grant said request.
WHEREFORE, PREMISES CONSIDERED, Respondent, Movant herein, requests this Court to grant this Motion for Telephonic Hearing and that the Court allow (name) to appear via telephone on (date), and for such other and further relief that may be awarded at law or in equity.
[certificate of service]
(New page - proposed order)
ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR TELEPHONIC HEARING
On , the Court considered Movant’s Motion for Telephonic Hearing, and after reviewing the evidence and hearing the arguments, the Court finds that the Motion should be
SIGNED on , 2015
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