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CITATION BY PUBLICATION – ADOPTION
CAUSE NO. AD22-07
The State of Texas
County of Upshur
MATTHEW R. PATTON,
PLAINTIFF’s Attorney OR PLAINTIFF
P.O. BOX 1110
GILMER, TEXAS 75644

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: “You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days after the date of issuance of this citation and First Amended Original Petition for Termination and Adoption of a Child, a default judgement may be taken against you. In addition to filing a written answer with the clerk, you may be required to make initial disclosures to the other parties of this suit. These disclosures generally must be made no later than 30 days after you file your answer with the clerk. Find out more at TexasLawHelp.org.”

TO: JOHN PAUL ELLIFF

Defendant, Greeting: You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the First Amended Original Petition for Termination and Adoption of a Child at or before 10:00 a.m. of the Monday next after the expiration of 42 days after the date of issuance of this citation, the same being: Monday the 6th day of May, 2024, before the Honorable 115th District Court of Upshur County, Texas at the Justice Center of said County in Gilmer, Texas at 405 North Titus Street, Gilmer, Texas 75644.

First Amended Original Petition for Termination and Adoption of a Child was filed in said court on March 19, 2024. The file number of said suit is AD22-07

The case is styled: In The Interest of A Child

The names of the parties to the cause are as follows: Rebecca Leigh Williams (Petitioner), J.E.W. (Child), and John Paul Elliff (Respondent)

A brief statement of the nature of the suit is as follows, to wit: Suit for Termination and Adoption of a Child,
as is more fully shown by First Amended Original Petition for Termination and Adoption of a Child on file in this suit. The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff is Matthew R. Patton, IV P.O. Box 1110 Gilmer, Texas 75644 telephone number: 903-843-3029. The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to requirements of law, and the mandates thereof, and make due return as the law directs.

Issued and given under my hand and Seal of said Court, at office in Gilmer, Texas, this the 20th day of March, A.D.2024.

Attest: NICOLE HERNANDEZ, DISTRICT CLERK OF THE 115TH DISTRICT COURT, UPSHUR COUNTY, TEXAS
By A.L. Deputy

 

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