Here are some special notes to consider when completing your forms and filing them with the Court.
Notarizing Signatures. Some forms will require you to have your signature notarized. Notarial Officers may administer the oath and witness your signature, or in many cases, Clerks of Court will be willing to administer the necessary oath. Each Clerk’s office has their own policy so check with them first before seeking notarization of your signature on the forms.
Case Number: You will need to use the same case number assigned to the original child support order. You must include that case number on all further paperwork in the “caption.” The caption is the top section of a pleading, motion, or petition stating the name of the Plaintiff, Defendant, court and the case number. The Plaintiff and Defendant remain the same in the Modifcation request and responses as in the original case. The person filing the Modification will also be known as the Petitioner and the person responding to the modification request will also be known as the Respondent.