Write a Chronological statement
How to Write a Chronological Statement
Please type double spaced. If you prefer to hand write your chronological statement, please print on lined paper and skip every other line.
Then list, in chronological order, the problems, events, court actions and papers, etc. do not write “Oh, I forgot, but back before Jane left, her sister Phyllis and Jane did so-and so…If you do, cut out those sections and place them in order by date. If you do not know that exact date of an event, put down an approximate time, such as “in the fall of I9__” or “After Jane left in “. Do not write “she did so-and.-so..,, Tell us who did what using names as opposed to using “he”, or “she” or “the boyfriend”. List all lawyers by name, both yours and the other parents, along with the names of all judges, probation officers, etc. that are involved with your case.
Send a copy of all the important documents. Do not send the original or your only copy, but legible copies of the key documents so that they can be reviewed. . Be sure to include whether or not you received notice and state how you can prove each important point, by document or voice recording (let me worry about its admissibility) , or witness (if so, name the witness). Be calm, rational and as brief as possible. Please don’t include your opinions or what you think might be unconstitutional, but list all things carefully.
Tell me about the gross and after-taxes incomes’ of both parties and the amounts you have paid in support and/or alimony. If there are any court orders issued or outstanding against you, send me a copy. Please let me know if a trial or hearing is scheduled for the near future.
If a state law is involved or if there is a new law, less than a year old, be sure to send me a copy of that state law. This will save me the time of having to go to the law library to look up the laws of that particular state. Briefly tell me what you want to do such as stay out of jail, enforce visitation, obtain custody, joint custody, or whatever. If the other parent involved has taken your children out of state, say whether or not it was with or without your permission if and when the other parent brought them back. Don’t hold back it is your life and the lives of your children. Be accurate so that you and your children can get justice quickly and cheaply.