5. Get your partner's reply
For example, if you said that your partner has a drug problem, and they didn't say anything about this in their Form 8: Application, they can file a Reply that addresses that issue. The Reply should not contain any new issues.
You don't get a chance to respond to your partner's reply.
Your partner doesn't reply
Your partner doesn't have to reply to your Form 10: Answer. If they don't, it means they don't agree with what you've said in your Answer. You continue with your family law court case.
You and your partner agree on some or all of the claims
You and your partner don't agree
You continue with your family law court case.