What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Maryland
I am requesting advice on how to respond to a motion to modify custody. The current situation is: The petitioner of the motin to modify the custody in this case has physical custody. The respondent of the motion has joint legal custody only. The visitation has been at the discretion of the petitioner. The petitioner and respondent do not get along. The petitioner has filed a motion to modify custody to grant full custody be given on them. The respondent wishes to respond to the motion asking that custody be granted jointly to allow the child to stay with them at least half of the time or to ensure that they are allowed proper time for visitation.
Some of the information written in the motion is not factual. Should the response address the statements by the petitioner and/or should it just address the wishes of the respondent?