Form FL Modify500 "Summons: Notice About Petition to Modify Child Support Order" - Washington

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This is a legal form that was released by the Washington Superior Court - a government authority operating within Washington. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

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  • Released on May 1, 2016;
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Superior Court of Washington, County of
In re:
Petitioner/s (as listed on the Petition):
No.
Summons: Notice about Petition to Modify
Child Support Order
And Respondent/s (as listed on the Petition):
(SM)
Summons:
Notice about Petition to Modify Child Support Order
To:
(name/s of the party or parties who did not file this Summons and Petition)
The person filing this Summons and Petition asked the court to modify the Child Support Order.
You must respond in writing for the court to consider your side.
Deadline!
Your Response must be served on the other party within 20 days of the date you
were served this Summons (60 days if you were served outside of Washington State). If the
case has been filed, you must also file your Response by the same deadline. If you do not file
and serve your Response or a Notice of Appearance by the deadline:
 No one has to notify you about other hearings in this case, and
 The court may approve the requests in the Petition without hearing your side (called a
default judgment).
Follow these steps:
1.
Read
the Petition and any other documents you receive with this Summons. These
documents explain what the other party is asking for.
2.
Fill out
the Response to Petition to Modify a Child Support Order (form FL Modify 502).
You can get the Response and other forms at:
 The Washington State Courts’ website: www.courts.wa.gov/forms,
 The Administrative Office of the Courts – call: (360) 705-5328,
RCW 26.09.175(2),(3), CR 4.1
Summons: Notice about Modifying
Mandatory Form (05/2016)
a Child Support Order
FL Modify 500
p. 1 of 2
Superior Court of Washington, County of
In re:
Petitioner/s (as listed on the Petition):
No.
Summons: Notice about Petition to Modify
Child Support Order
And Respondent/s (as listed on the Petition):
(SM)
Summons:
Notice about Petition to Modify Child Support Order
To:
(name/s of the party or parties who did not file this Summons and Petition)
The person filing this Summons and Petition asked the court to modify the Child Support Order.
You must respond in writing for the court to consider your side.
Deadline!
Your Response must be served on the other party within 20 days of the date you
were served this Summons (60 days if you were served outside of Washington State). If the
case has been filed, you must also file your Response by the same deadline. If you do not file
and serve your Response or a Notice of Appearance by the deadline:
 No one has to notify you about other hearings in this case, and
 The court may approve the requests in the Petition without hearing your side (called a
default judgment).
Follow these steps:
1.
Read
the Petition and any other documents you receive with this Summons. These
documents explain what the other party is asking for.
2.
Fill out
the Response to Petition to Modify a Child Support Order (form FL Modify 502).
You can get the Response and other forms at:
 The Washington State Courts’ website: www.courts.wa.gov/forms,
 The Administrative Office of the Courts – call: (360) 705-5328,
RCW 26.09.175(2),(3), CR 4.1
Summons: Notice about Modifying
Mandatory Form (05/2016)
a Child Support Order
FL Modify 500
p. 1 of 2
 Washington LawHelp: www.washingtonlawhelp.org, or
 The Superior Court Clerk’s office or county law library (for a fee).
3.
Serve
(give) a copy of your Response to the person who filed this Summons at the
address below and to any other parties. You may use certified mail with return receipt
requested. For more information on how to serve, read Superior Court Civil Rule 5.
4.
File
your original Response with the court clerk at this address:
Superior Court Clerk,
County
address
city
state
zip
If there is no “Case No.” listed on page 1, this case may not have been filed and you will not be able to file a
Response. Contact the Superior Court Clerk or check
www.courts.wa.gov
to find out.
If the case was not filed, you must still serve your Response, and you may demand that the other party file this
case with the court. Your demand must be in writing and must be served on the other party or his/her lawyer
(whoever signed this Summons). If the other party does not file papers for this case within 14 days of being
served with your demand, this service on you of the Summons and Petition will not be valid. If the other party
does file, then you must file your original Response with the court clerk at the address above.
5.
It’s a good idea to talk to a lawyer, but you may file and serve
Lawyer not required:
your Response without one.
Person filing this Summons fills out below:
Signature of person filing this Summons or lawyer
Date
Print name (and WSBA No., if lawyer)
I agree to accept legal papers for this case at (check one):
my lawyer’s address:
lawyer’s address
city
state
zip
Email (if applicable):
the following address (this does not have to be your home address):
address
city
state
zip
(Optional) email:
(If this address changes before the case ends, you must notify all parties and the court in writing. You may use
the Notice of Address Change form (FL All Family 120). You must also update your Confidential Information
Form (FL All Family 001).)
This Summons is issued according to Rule 4.1 of the Superior Court Civil Rules of the State of Washington.
RCW 26.09.175(2),(3), CR 4.1
Summons: Notice about Modifying
Mandatory Form (05/2016)
a Child Support Order
FL Modify 500
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