SUMMONS AND NOTICE BY PUBLICATION OF PETITION/HEARING RE: MINOR GUARDIANSHIP
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF PIERCE
IN RE THE GUARDIANSHIP OF DAWSON CRUZ MENCHACA, A person under the age Age of eighteen
TO: “JOHN DOE”, alleged father
AND TO: “JOHN DOE”, person claiming a paternal interest in the above-named child.
You have been named as the father or a possible father of the above-named child. A Petition for Minor Guardianship has been filed in the above-entitled court. The Petitioner has started a case asking for guardianship of the above-named child under RCW 11.130.185. If the Minor Guardianship Petition is approved, the rights of the parents or legal custodians could be substantially restricted. The child was born on October 25, 2021, in Tacoma, Washington. The name of the child’s mother was Consuelo Leann Menchaca at the time the child was conceived.
In order to defend against this Petition, you must respond to the Petition by stating your defense in writing and by serving a copy upon the attorney at the address below within thirty days after January 21, 2022, the date of the first publication of the summons and notice, or an order granting guardianship of the child by default will be entered. A default order is one where the Petitioner(s) is/are entitled to what he/she/they ask for because you have not responded. If you serve a notice of appearance on the attorney at the address below you are entitled to notice before a default order may be entered.
One method of serving your response is to send it by certified mail with return receipt requested. If service is made by mail, the service shall be deemed complete upon the third day following the day upon which the response is placed in the mail, unless the third day falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, in which event service shall be deemed complete on the first day other than a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, following the third day. You have the right to be represented by an attorney. If you are indigent and request an attorney, an attorney will be appointed for you. You are further notified that you have the right, pursuant to chapter 11.130 of the Revised Code of Washington, to file a claim of paternity regarding this child. Failure to file such a notice, or to respond to the Minor Guardianship Petition within thirty days of the first date of publication of this summons and notice is grounds to grant guardianship of the child to the Petitioner.
The Court hearing on the Minor Guardianship Petition shall be on FEBRUARY 23, 2022, AT 9:00 AM in Pierce County Superior Court, located at 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma, WA, 98402. IMPORTANT: On the day of your hearing, check your case number in linx to determine the courtroom number. To find the zoom link for your hearing, click on: https://www.pierceountywa.gov/1024/commissioner-calendars-by-division or enter this address into your web browser. Any questions, email Commissioner Services at email@example.com.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING MAY RESULT IN A DEFAULT ORDER GRANTING GUARDIANSHIP OF THE CHILD TO THE PETITIONER.
DATED THIS 20th day of January, 2022.
Pierce County Superior Court Clerk
By: Deputy Clerk
Law Offices of John J. Meske
1019 Regents Blvd., Sut 101
Fircrest, WA 98466
January 21, 28, February 4, 2022