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8 Petitioner, NAME OF PETITIONER, appearing in propria persona, respectfully
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submits his Trial Brief:
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I.
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STATISTICAL INFORMATION

13 Date of Marriage: List exact date of marriage, day month and year.

14 Date of Separation: List exact date of separation, day month and year.
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Length of Marriage: List length of marriage in years and months, for example
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4 years, 4 months.
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Children: NAME OF MINOR CHILD, born DATE OF BIRTH.
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19 List all children of this marriage, or relationship along with their
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date of birth. If no children state there are no children.
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CUSTODY AND VISITATION
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A. HISTORY:
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On LIST DATE both parties stipulated to Joint Legal and Joint Physical Custody of the
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1 stipulation. A copy of the Order signed by Judge LIST NAME OF JUDGE and filed on LIST
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B. CONTENTIONS:
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The Petitioner agrees with the Current Custody and Visitation orders.
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CHILD SUPPORT
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A. HISTORY:
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On LIST DATE the Court issued an order for the Petitioner to pay the sum of $LIST
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17 AMOUNT per month for child support, payable one-half on the first and one-half on the fifteenth of

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Exhibit “B”.
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B. ISSUES:
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As shown on Page 3 of Exhibit “B” the support orders were based upon a Chambers
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23 Conference in which the Court would not impute income to the Respondent. However, the Court

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failed to seek gainful employment.
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C. CONTENTIONS:
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Petitioner contends that the child support order should be modified for the following reasons:
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1 1. The percentage of visitation time that the Petitioner has with the children has
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