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State of Minnesota
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District Court
Judicial District: Court File Number: Case Type: Family

Select County

In Re the Marriage of: , Name of Petitioner/Plaintiff v. . Name of Respondent/Defendant

Affidavit in Response to Motion to Change Custody

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF
(County where Affidavit signed)

) ) SS )

My full name is that:

and I state under oath

1.

I am the (check one):

Petitioner/Plaintiff

Respondent/Defendant

Other

in this case,

and I make this Affidavit in response to the other party's Motion to Change Custody. My relationship to the child(ren) is: .

2.

A juvenile court proceeding or child protection case involving any or all of the children in this case is open: State of worker's name is A copy of the Order is attached. YES NO. If YES, this case is in County in the . The child protection .

and the file number is

3.

An Order for Protection involving me and the other party and/or the child(ren) exists: Yes No. If YES, it is in County in the State of . A copy of the Order for

, and the file number is Protection is attached.

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4.

The child(ren) currently live with: child(ren)'s: child(ren) is: in the State of Mother Father

Petitioner/Plaintiff

Respondent/Defendant, who is the The address of the

Other relation to the child(ren).

in the City of and zip code . The .

child(ren) have lived at this address since the date of

5.

The current custody order is dated:

.

6.

The current order grants legal custody of the child(ren) as follows: Sole legal custody to: Joint legal custody to: Petitioner/Plaintiff Both Parties Respondent/Defendant Other

Other

7.

Legal custody identifies which parent(s) have the right to make decisions regarding the upbringing of the child(ren) including education, health care and religious training. I do not want to change legal custody. I want to change legal custody to: Sole legal custody in favor of Joint legal custody to both parents , or

8.

The current order grants physical custody of the child(ren) as follows: Sole legal custody to: Joint legal custody to: Petitioner/Plaintiff Both Parties Respondent/Defendant Other

Other

9.

Physical custody identifies with whom the child(ren) will live. I do not want to change physical custody. I want to change physical custody to (check one): Sole legal custody in favor of Joint legal custody to: Both Parties Other , or

10.

I want to respond to the other party's statements in paragraph 10 of his/her Affidavit, in support of a request to change physical or legal custody. My response is:

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______________________________________________________________________________. If you need more space, attach another full sheet of paper and mark it "Exhibit A."

11.

I want to change physical and/or legal custody, or modify a parenting plan provision specifying the child's primary residence, because (check all that apply): a. A change of custody is in the best interests of the child(ren) and the parties previously agreed, in a writing approved by a court, to apply the best interests standard in section 518.17 or 257.025 (Attach a copy of the court order approving the agreement) and either: (check one) i. Each party was represented by an attorney when the agreement was approved by the court OR ii. The court made a finding in the Order approving the agreement that the parties were fully informed, the agreement was voluntary, and the parties were aware of its implications. The change of primary residence is in the best interests of the child(ren) because: (Explain in detail)

b. Both parties have agreed that it is in the best interests of the minor child(ren) to change custody. Attached is our signed and notarized agreement. (Note: The Agreement MUST do more than just state that a change of custody is in the best interests of the child(ren). It MUST explain in detail HOW and WHY the change will be in the

child(ren)'s best interests).

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c. The child(ren) has/have been living with me since (mo/day/year): The child(ren) came to live with me because (describe the reasons(s) the child(ren) came to live with me):



The child(ren) has/have become integrated into my home in the following way(s) (give specific examples):



The child is living with me with the consent of the other parent (check one): YES NO. If YES, the other parent has said or done the following to make me

believe that (s)he agrees that the child(ren) should live permanently with me (be specific):

d. My child(ren) is/are in danger if (s)he/they live(s) with the other parent.* The other parent is putting the child(ren) in danger of physical or emotional harm by doing the following (give very specific facts and details):

*If an extreme emergency exists, request an expedited hearing.

e. The other parent has persistently and willfully denied or interfered with my Court-ordered parenting time. The following is a list of each date, in the past six (6) months, that I was denied parenting time/visitation, and an explanation of exactly what the other parent did

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on each date to stop my parenting time:

12.

I understand that the Court cannot change custody unless there is a change in the circumstances of the child(ren) or the parents since the last custody Order. (Check one of the following): a. The other party states at paragraph/question 11 of his/her Affidavit that there has been a change of circumstances. My response to that is:

b. I am asking the Court to order a change in custody. The following is a description of the changes that are a basis for modifying the most recent custody Order (be specific):

13.

I understand that moving a child to a different family and home can be stressful for the child. (Check one of the following): a. The other party is asking the Court to move the child(ren) to another family and home. My response is:

b. I want the Court to change physical custody from the other party to me. I believe that living with the other parent is more harmful to my child(ren) than the stress of moving to a new home and family because:

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14.

I understand that the Judge must decide custody based on what is best for my child(ren), and that by filling in (a) through (o) of this paragraph 14, that I am giving the Judge information needed to make that decision. a. Describe the custody arrangement you want:

Describe the custody arrangement the other parent wants:

b.

Describe the custody arrangement the child wants (if the child is old enough to decide):

c.

Describe what you do each and every day to take care of your child(ren) (be very detailed):___________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ In contrast, the other parent does the following each day to take care of the child(ren):

d.

Describe the closeness of the relationship between each parent and the child(ren):

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e.

Describe the interaction of the child(ren) with each parent, brother, sister, and anyone else who is important to the child(ren) and how that will change with a change in custody:

f.

Describe the child(ren)'s adjustment to home, school and community:

g.

Describe the length of time the child(ren) has/have lived in a stable, satisfactory place and the need to stay in that place:

h. Describe the permanence, as a family unit, of the existing or proposed custodial home:

i. Describe the mental and physical health of all individuals involved:

j. Describe the ability of each parent to give the child(ren) love, affection and guidance and continue the child(ren)'s education and to raise the child(ren) in the child(ren)'s culture, religion or creed, if any:

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k.

Describe the child(ren)'s unique cultural needs and what role you play in meeting the cultural needs; then describe the role the other parent plays:

l.

There:

is

is not

domestic abuse in my household. If there is domestic abuse in

the household, the following people are involved in the domestic abuse (tell how the people are related to the child(ren) and/or to you):

The domestic abuse in my household affects the child(ren) in the following way(s) (be very specific):

m.

There:

is

is not

domestic abuse in the other parent's household.

If there is

domestic abuse in the household, the following people are involved in the domestic abuse (tell how the people are related to the child(ren) and/or to the other parent):

The domestic abuse in the other parent's household affects the child(ren) in the following way(s) (be very specific):

n.

Describe what you will do to encourage and permit frequent and continuing contact by the other parent with the child(ren) (except when there is domestic abuse):

o.

Describe what the other parent does to encourage or discourage your contact with the child(ren):

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15.

I want to respond to the other party's requests for parenting time in Paragraph 14 of his/her Affidavit. My response is:

16.

If the Court changes physical custody, the parenting time schedule should be changed. Check all that apply and be as complete as possible. a. Changing the existing parenting time schedule to the following schedule: Weekends:

Week nights or after school:

Holidays:

School Release Days:

Birthdays:

Summer:

School Holidays:

Telephone Contact:

Other:

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b. Requiring supervised parenting time because:

Parenting time should be supervised by: NOTE: You and the other party may have to pay a fee for each supervised visit. Who should pay the fee? c. Requiring the child(ren) be transferred at a parenting time exchange center if one is located in the area, and for both parties to follow all rules of the parenting time exchange center. NOTE: The parenting time exchange center may require the parties to pay a fee for such an exchange. Who should pay the fee? d. Requiring that the child(ren) be transferred at: because

Current Information About Me 17. I am currently (check all that apply): Married Separated Divorced

Living with a companion

Single

18. I am currently (check one) employed unemployed (if employed, answer the following): a. Employer: b. Address: c. Work telephone number: d. Occupation /Type of work: e. Length of employment: f. Supervisor: g. Gross Pay: $_________________ This does does not include overtime pay. h. Paid: Weekly Every other week Twice a month Monthly i. Previously employed by for ___________ years prior to the above employment. 19. I have the following additional sources of income: Commissions $ Annuity Payments $ Military / Naval Retirement $ Spousal Maintenance Received $ Self-Employment $ Pension Payments $ Unemployment Benefits $ Workers' Compensation $ Disability Payments $ Other $ MinnesotaCare

20. I receive (check only if it applies) MFIP Medical Assistance General Assistance SSI Child Care Assistance

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21. The joint child(ren) currently receives monthly social security or veteran's benefits in the amount of $ based on my disability the other parent's disability and is paid to me other parent. 22. I am court ordered to pay monthly spousal maintenance. (check one) YES NO If yes, how much? 23. I support the following nonjoint child(ren): Child's Name Date of Birth

Child support Living in monthly amount my home $ Yes / No $ Yes / No $ Yes / No $ Yes / No $ Yes / No (If ordered to pay child support for any child listed above, provide copies of court orders)

Relationship

24. My monthly expenses at the present time are as follows (if remarried, include total of household expenses): Monthly Payment at Present Time a. b. c. d. House payment or Rent Real Estate Taxes, if not included in (a) Association Dues or Lot Rent (for property) Insurance: Homeowners, if not included in (a) Car Life Utilities: (Average Monthly Amount) Gas Electricity Telephone Water and garbage Cable TV Food Clothing Laundry/dry cleaning Personal allowances and incidentals Magazine and newspapers Uninsured / unreimbursed medical expenses Uninsured / unreimbursed dental expenses Child care expenses Transportation expenses: Car payment License Gasoline Repairs $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

e.

f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m. n.

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o. p. q. r. s.

Recreation/Entertainment Child(ren)'s needs (sports/school/hobbies) Allowances Other (list) Charge accounts and loans (list): Name of Account 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES:

$ $ $ $ Balance Owed $ ____________________ $ ____________________ $ ____________________ $ ____________________ $ ____________________ $ 0.00

25. The following people help me pay my current monthly expenses listed in question 15: Spouse Companion Roommate(s) Relatives No One 26. The value of the property I currently own by myself or with someone else is: Home $____________________ Household goods $____________________ Purchase price of my home $_________________ Balanced owed on my home $____________________ Other real estate $____________________ Checking/savings $____________________ Automobiles $____________________ (year and make) Recreational vehicles $____________________ (year and make) Personal property $____________________ Stocks/bonds/etc. $____________________ Current Information About Other Parent 27. To the best of my knowledge, the other parent is currently: (check one) employed unemployed (if employed, answer the following): a. Employer: b. Address: c. Work telephone number: d. Occupation / Type of work: e. Length of employment: f. Supervisor: g. Gross Pay: $_________________ This does does not include overtime pay. h. Paid: Weekly Every other week Twice a month Monthly Unknown i. Previously employed by for ___________ years prior to the above employment. 28. To the best of my knowledge, the other parent has the following additional sources of income: Commissions $ Pension Payments $ Annuity Payments $ Unemployment Benefits $ Workers' Compensation $ Military / Naval Retirement $ Spousal Maintenance Received $ Disability Payments $ Self-Employment $ Other $

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29. To the best of my knowledge, the other parent receives (check only if it applies) Medical Assistance MinnesotaCare General Assistance SSI Child Care Assistance

MFIP

30. To the best of my knowledge, the other parent is ordered to pay spousal maintenance. (check one) YES NO If yes, how much? 31. To the best of my knowledge, the other parent supports the following nonjoint child(ren): Child's Name Date of Birth Relationship Child support Living in monthly amount the home $ Yes / No $ Yes / No $ Yes / No $ Yes / No $ Yes / No Parents Health Care Coverage Information 32. About me: (check all that apply) I am court ordered to carry health care coverage for the joint child(ren) I now have private health care coverage available for the joint child(ren) I do not have or no longer have private health care coverage available for the joint child(ren) I cannot afford to pay my proportionate share of health care coverage for the joint child(ren) My proportionate share of health care coverage for the joint child(ren) should be changed I am court ordered to maintain health care coverage for other nonjoint children and coverage is in place for other nonjoint children. I have private health care coverage and/or dental insurance coverage in place for the following people: Cost of monthly health care coverage for self: $ Cost of monthly health care coverage for dependents: $ Cost of monthly dental insurance for self (if separate coverage from health care coverage): $ Cost of monthly dental insurance for dependents (if separate coverage from health care coverage): $ 33. Currently, there is: no court order that directs either parent to carry private health care coverage for the joint child(ren). a court order that directs me the other parent to carry private health care coverage for the joint child(ren). Medical Assistance MinnesotaCare currently in place for the joint child(ren). 34. About the other parent: (check all that apply) The other parent is court ordered to carry health care coverage for the joint child(ren) The other parent has private health care coverage available for the joint child(ren) The other parent does not have or no longer has private health care coverage available for the joint child(ren) The other parent is court ordered to maintain health care coverage for other nonjoint children and coverage is in place for other nonjoint children.

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The other parent has private health care coverage and/or dental insurance coverage in place for the following people: Cost of monthly health care coverage for self: $ Cost of monthly health care coverage for dependents: $ Cost of monthly dental insurance for self (if separate coverage from health care coverage): $ Cost of monthly dental insurance for dependents (if separate coverage from health care coverage): $ Child Care Obligation 35. I am court ordered to pay a proportionate share of child care support and the amount of child care support has changed. There is no court ordered child care obligation and I have child care expenses. 36. If there is an existing court order for monthly child care expenses, list the court ordered amount: $ 37. The current total monthly costs of child care are $ 38. At paragraph/question 7 or 9 of this Affidavit, I asked the Court for joint custody: YES NO. (If NO, go to question 39. If YES, fill in the rest of question 38). I provide the

following information to help the Judge decide if joint custody is appropriate: a. Describe the ability of the parents to cooperate in rearing their child(ren):

b.

Describe the methods parents have for working through disagreements regarding major decisions about the child(ren)'s life and their ability to use these methods:

c. Describe whether it would be harmful to the child(ren) if one parent had total authority over the child's upbringing:

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d. Describe whether domestic abuse as defined in 518B.01 has occurred between the parents:

39. The following is additional information regarding the reasons I am requesting a change of custody:

40. The following is additional information regarding the reasons I disagree with the other party's Motion:

Dated:
Signature (Sign only in front of notary public or court administrator.)

Name: Subscribed and sworn to before me this day of , . Address: City/State/Zip: Telephone:
Notary Public \ Deputy Court Administrator

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