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231 Pa. Code Rule 1901.6. Responsive Pleading Not Required.

Rule 1901.6. Responsive Pleading Not Required.

 The defendant is not required to file an answer or other responsive pleading to the petition or the certified order, and all averments not admitted shall be deemed denied.

   Official Note

   For procedures as to the time and manner of hearings and issuance of orders, see 23 Pa.C.S. §  6107. For provisions as to the scope of relief available, see 23 Pa.C.S. §  6108. For provisions as to contempt for violation of an order, see 23 Pa.C.S. §  6114.

   See Pa.R.C.P. No. 1930.1(b). This rule may require attorneys or unrepresented parties to file confidential documents and documents containing confidential information that are subject to the Case Records Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania.


   The provisions of this Rule 1901.6 adopted March 9, 1977, effective April 10, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 839; amended March 30, 1994, effective July 1, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 1943; amended March 9, 1998, effective July 1, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 1391; amended May 2, 2006, effective May 9, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 2369; amended January 5, 2018, effective January 6, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 477; amended June 1, 2018, effective July 1, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 3520. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (390070) to (390071).

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