my ex has filed for custody of our kids + child support,,, she hasn't told me and i have not been served, can i also file for custody before i am served ? ( i suspected this and searched court records she filed 2 days ago) what are my options??
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Yes, I would. As the moving party, you have a strategic advantage. You file the Motion and financial disclosure form and she might not be prepared to respond. Additionally, you have some leeway in setting the court date, as there are Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up and it might be better or worse to have it heard during that time or maybe after the holidays. You also get to do a Reply to her Opposition so you get to tell the judge your story twice and get to respond to what she said in writing.
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