No. 16-3-03395-3 Summons: Notice about a Marriage or Domestic Partnership (SM) Superior Court of Washington, County of Pierce In re the marriage/ domestic partnership of: Petitioner: CHRISTINA RUCKER And Respondent: ABRAHAM RUCKER Summons: Notice about a Marriage or Domestic Partnership To the Respondent: Your spouse/ domestic partner started a case asking the court To end your marriage. You must respond in writing for the court to consider your side. Deadline! Your Response must be served on the Petitioner within 20 days of the date you were served this Summons. 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 Petitioner's requests without hearing your side. Follow these steps: 1. Read the Petition and any other documents you receive with this Summons. These documents explain what the Petitioner is asking for. 2. Fill out a Response on one of these forms: * Response to Petition about a Marriage (FL Divorce 211) if you are married, or * Response to Petition about a Registered Domestic Partnership (FL Divorce 212) if you are a domestic partner. 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 * Washington LawHelp: www.washingtonlawhelp.org, or * The Superior Court Clerk's office or county law library (for a fee). 3. Serve a copy of your Response to the Petitioner at the address below. 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, Pierce County County-City Building 930 Tacoma Ave S, Rm. 110 Tacoma, WA 98402 If these 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.court.wa.gov to find out. If the case was not filed, you must still serve your Response, and you may demand that the Petitioner file this case with the court. Your demand must be in writing and must be served on the Petitioner or his/her lawyer (whoever signed this Summons). If the Petitioner 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 Petitioner does file, then you must file your original Response with the court clerk at the address above. 5. Lawyer not required: It's a good idea to talk to a lawyer, but you may file and serve your Response without one. Petitioner or his/her lawyer fills out below: /s/Jeffery S. Whalley WSBA No. 42511 Signature Date: 9/2/16 Petitioner agrees to accept legal papers for this case at: Petitioner's lawyer's address: Whalley Law PLLC PO Box 65330 Tacoma, WA 98464 253-565-3209 This Summons is issued according to Rule 4.1 of the Superior Court Civil Rules of the State of Washington. IDX-729017 October 28, November 4, 10, 18, 23, December 2
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