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                                    Superior Court of the State of California
 9                                   County of ______________________

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11   In re the marriage of:                         )   Case No.
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12   Petitioner: _________________________          )   Petitioner’s Trial Brief
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     Respondent:____________________________        )   Time:
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                                                    )   Dept:
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             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
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             Date of Marriage:     List exact date of marriage, day month and year.
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25           Date of Separation:   List exact date of separation, day month and year.

26           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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                                        PETITIONER’S TRIAL BRIEF
 1          Children: ________________________, born _______________. List all children

 2   of this marriage, or relationship along with their date of birth. If no children state there are no
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     children.
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                                                     II.
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                                      CUSTODY AND VISITATION
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 7          A.     HISTORY:

 8          On ____________________________ both parties stipulated to Joint Legal and Joint
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     Physical Custody of the minor children, with Primary Physical Custody to the Respondent and
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     visitation as specified in the stipulation. A copy of the Order signed by Judge _______________ and
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     filed on ______________ is attached as Exhibit “A”.
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13          B.     CONTENTIONS:

14          The Petitioner agrees with the Current Custody and Visitation orders.
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            Be sure to modify this and add detail according to your particular situation. List the
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     current custody and visitation orders, and then put down what changes you want, if any. Do
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     NOT just use the wording in this paragraph.
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20                                           CHILD SUPPORT
21          A.     HISTORY:
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            On _______________ the Court issued an order for the Petitioner to pay the sum of
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     $__________________per month for child support, payable one-half on the first and one-half on the
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     fifteenth of each month commencing ___________. A copy of the Order on Order to Show Cause is

26   attached as Exhibit “B”.
27          B.     ISSUES:
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                                        PETITIONER’S TRIAL BRIEF
 1          As shown on Page 3 of Exhibit “B” the support orders were based upon a Chambers

 2   Conference in which the Court would not impute income to the Respondent. However, the Court
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     indicated that the Respondent should b
								
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