Pro se Motion to Modify

Two questions:

  1. I filed a motion to modify custody, visitation and support. I received an answer and counter motion today. Do I need to file an answer to that or simply wait for the hearing?

  2. Is there case law that supports the addition of new siblings supports a modification of custody and visitation to allow for children to bond and develop a sibling relationship?

  1. You should file a reply to the counterclaim.

  2. Siblings would be a consideration for custody.

Thank you for the prompt reply. Is there a specific case I can reference regarding the addition of siblings as a change of circumstance?