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Good afternoon. The person of being served, is to place a party on notice, that they need to answer/respond to a cause of action / case, which has been filed in a court of law. The summons should contain a time in which a response needs to be filed and/or a date to appear, as well. The clock starts to run to respond, once you are served and the papers should also state what they are seeking/wanting. if they have your child, it could be to obtain temporary custody / guardianship of the child and allow them to make decisions and act on her behalf.
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