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I received a petition to modify parent-child relationship. I

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hi there. i received...
hi there. i received a petition to modify parent-child relationship. I do have an attorney, but I'm hoping to just respond on my own.
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: TX
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: no, i just need to decline this offer. It was not served to me and there is no hearing scheduled.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Roger, Attorney replied 1 year ago
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What is the requested modification?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
he is requesting a modification for child support, insurance amount and requesting extended summer visitation. The decree was finalized in January 2016.
Family Lawyer: Roger, Attorney replied 1 year ago

Ok. Thanks.

You can respond to this on your own without the assistance of an attorney.....all you must do is respond to each paragraph with an admission or denial and then file your original with the court and serve a copy to your ex or your ex's lawyer (if one).

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Family Lawyer: Roger, Attorney replied 1 year ago

Also, you don't have to be personally served --- all you must receive is the document via mail (once you are initially served for the divorce, no further service is necessary).

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Family Lawyer: Roger, Attorney replied 1 year ago

Also, a court date will likely be issued after you file a response to the motion/petition.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Can i respond on the original form that they gave me, or do i need to file a separate one?
Family Lawyer: Roger, Attorney replied 1 year ago

No, you would need a separate form. The court likely has a response form you can use. You can ask the court clerk about available forms.

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