Response to Supplemental Petition

by Loretta from Spring Hill, Florida, Hernando County

What form do I use to respond to an emergency petition for modification of custody?

Answer to Florida Child Custody Question

Dear Loretta,

Why is it an emergency? Many pro se litigants file emergency pleadings unnecessarily.

This practice is frowned upon by the court.

Everyone believes that their own issues are more important than the issues of everyone else.

File an Answer to Supplemental Petition for Modification of Child Custody. Use Florida Supreme Court approved form 12.903(e) which is available on the Supreme Court's website, .

The instructions for that form state the following, in part:

This form should be used when you are responding to a supplemental petition for modification of Parenting Plan, time-sharing schedule, child support, or alimony. This form is used to admit or deny all of the allegations in the supplemental petition if you do not plan to file a counterpetition.

There is no form for a counterpetition to a supplemental petition in these Family Law Forms. If you want to file a counterpetition to a supplemental petition you will need to either seek legal assistance or create a form yourself.

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