Complaint filed...answer returned


Did her attorney file for an extention? You or your attorney should have been notified if this is the case. Also, if the orginal order specified an answer was required within 30 days and no extension was ordered by the courts, then her 1st answer should take presedence.



Dear subliminal:

Greetings. Answers must be filed within 30 days, unless an extension of time was granted. You can make a motion to set aside the answer as untimely. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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i filed a complaint for custody on jan.20th and she had till feb 20th to respond and she did by writing the courts granting me what i want. but we have court may 1st and i recieve a letter from an attourney on april 29th stating they filed an answer with the court on april 27th …over 90 days later…is that legal …or are they trying to violate my rights??