By: Simone Spence
So you are representing yourself and must complete an affidavit and submit to the court. Problem is you do know what to do with the paperwork and how to complete it so that it does the job it is intended to do. By searching in our documents library on this website, you will find a sample “Affidavit in Support of Motion and Order to Modify Judgment”. Again this is a sample and your document may appear a bit different although the main content will always be same. You can also use the document provided as a general template and it should be accepted wherever you are. Keep in mind that this is an affidavit for a modification motion and that other motions will be different. You will have to find the motion that best fits your case-type and from there input information as it pertains to your own case.
An affidavit is a written statement that you are telling the truth under oath about whatever it is you have to say. In this particular case, your affidavit (your written statement), is supporting (backing up) your motion (request) to modify (change) your support order. In other words, you have filed your request to change your child support order and get more money. The affidavit should detail and prove to the decision-maker why the extra money is needed and that the NRP (non-residential parent) can afford to pay it. You will want the decision-maker to be aware of all your expenses before your court date so that he or she can be better prepared for your particular case. By submitting your carefully constructed written statement, you will show that you are well-prepared, well-informed, and to be taken seriously.