If the other parent (the Petitioner) has filed a a Petition to Modify Support, a copy of the Petition must be formally given to (a/k/a servedon) you (the Respondent). The Petitioner can do this two ways: first, by giving it to you, you accepting it, and then completing the Acknowledgment and Acceptance of Service form; OR second, by Personal Service, which requires that a Sheriff serve you the Petition.
After your receive the Petition to Modify Support you MUST respond. This means that you must file a Response with the court, and send a copy to the Petitioner. You will do so by using one of the following two forms:
1A. Response to Petition to Modify Support
1B. Response and Counterclaim to Petition to Modify Support
** YOU HAVE A TIME LIMIT TO ANSWER THE PETITION: If you were served the Petition inside Wyoming, you have twenty (20) days from the date of service to file one of the above options. If you were served in any state OTHER THAN Wyoming, you have thirty (30) days to respond. This is stated in the Summons you received with the Petition to Modify Support.
You MUST select ONEof these options. Each option is explained in the next sections. **NOTE: If you do not file one of these options within the required time, the court may enter a Default order. This could mean that whatever it is the Petitioner requested in the Petition (about child support), could be ordered.**
**A checklist and a list of forms is provided for you at the bottom of this page**