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Issuance of summons
Family Court Act (FCT) CHAPTER 686, ARTICLE 4, PART 2
§ 426. Issuance of summons. (a) On the filing of a petition under this
article, the court may cause a copy of the petition and a summons to be
issued, requiring the respondent to show cause why the order of support
and other and further relief prayed for by the petition should not be

(b) The summons shall contain or have attached thereto a notice
stating: (i) that a respondent's failure to appear shall result in entry
of an order of default; (ii) that the respondent must provide the court
with proof of his or her income and assets; (iii) that a temporary or
permanent order of support will be made on the return date of the
summons; and (iv) that a respondent's failure to appear may result in
the suspension of his or her driving privileges; state professional,
occupational and business licenses; and recreational licenses and