Instructions for Form DC10:1 "Answer and Counterclaim for Dissolution of Marriage (Children)" - Nebraska

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING OUT ANSWER AND
COUNTERCLAIM FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (Children)
NOTE: THE MAJORITY OF THE INFORMATION REQUIRED ON THIS
DOCUMENT CAN BE FOUND ON THE COMPLAINT FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE WITH WHICH YOU WERE SERVED.
HEADING
Note: The heading on the Answer and Counterclaim should match the heading on the
Complaint that you received.
Enter the name of the county where the Complaint was filed. This is where you
will file the Answer and Counterclaim.
Enter the name of the plaintiff as it appears on the Complaint.
Enter your name as it appears on the Complaint. You are the defendant.
The clerk of the district court assigned a case number when the Complaint was filed.
You must include the case number on any papers you file. It is found on the copy of
the Complaint that you received.
BODY OF ANSWER
Enter your full name as it appears on the Complaint in the first paragraph. This paragraph does
not have a number.
The numbers below give instructions for completing the paragraphs with the same
numbers in the Answer.
Paragraph 1. Enter the paragraph numbers, separated by commas, from the Complaint for
Dissolution of Marriage with which you agree.
Paragraph 2. Enter the paragraph numbers, separated by commas, from the Complaint for
Dissolution of Marriage with which you disagree.
BODY OF COUNTERCLAIM
The numbers below give instructions for completing the paragraphs with the same
numbers in the Counterclaim.
Enter your full name in the first paragraph. This paragraph does not have a number.
Paragraph 1. Enter your address. NOTE: If your address is confidential under Nebraska or
Federal law, enter only the county and state on this line and provide an
alternative address for mailing of notices.
Paragraph 2. Enter your spouse’s complete address, including street number, city, county,
and state.
Paragraph 4. Enter the name of the county where your spouse filed this divorce action. Either
you or your spouse must be living in this county at the time of filing the
Complaint.
Paragraph 5. Enter the date you were married and the city and state where you were married.
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Instructions for filling out Answer and Counterclaim
to the Complaint Dissolution of Marriage (with Children)
DC 6:10(1a) Rev. 10/17
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING OUT ANSWER AND
COUNTERCLAIM FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (Children)
NOTE: THE MAJORITY OF THE INFORMATION REQUIRED ON THIS
DOCUMENT CAN BE FOUND ON THE COMPLAINT FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE WITH WHICH YOU WERE SERVED.
HEADING
Note: The heading on the Answer and Counterclaim should match the heading on the
Complaint that you received.
Enter the name of the county where the Complaint was filed. This is where you
will file the Answer and Counterclaim.
Enter the name of the plaintiff as it appears on the Complaint.
Enter your name as it appears on the Complaint. You are the defendant.
The clerk of the district court assigned a case number when the Complaint was filed.
You must include the case number on any papers you file. It is found on the copy of
the Complaint that you received.
BODY OF ANSWER
Enter your full name as it appears on the Complaint in the first paragraph. This paragraph does
not have a number.
The numbers below give instructions for completing the paragraphs with the same
numbers in the Answer.
Paragraph 1. Enter the paragraph numbers, separated by commas, from the Complaint for
Dissolution of Marriage with which you agree.
Paragraph 2. Enter the paragraph numbers, separated by commas, from the Complaint for
Dissolution of Marriage with which you disagree.
BODY OF COUNTERCLAIM
The numbers below give instructions for completing the paragraphs with the same
numbers in the Counterclaim.
Enter your full name in the first paragraph. This paragraph does not have a number.
Paragraph 1. Enter your address. NOTE: If your address is confidential under Nebraska or
Federal law, enter only the county and state on this line and provide an
alternative address for mailing of notices.
Paragraph 2. Enter your spouse’s complete address, including street number, city, county,
and state.
Paragraph 4. Enter the name of the county where your spouse filed this divorce action. Either
you or your spouse must be living in this county at the time of filing the
Complaint.
Paragraph 5. Enter the date you were married and the city and state where you were married.
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Instructions for filling out Answer and Counterclaim
to the Complaint Dissolution of Marriage (with Children)
DC 6:10(1a) Rev. 10/17
Paragraph 9. Enter the number of child(ren) born to you and your spouse. Then enter the first,
middle, and last names of each child and each child’s year of birth.
Paragraph 10. Check the appropriate box.
Paragraph 11. (a)
Enter the names, dates, and addresses of person(s) that the
child(ren)has/have lived with in the last 5 years.
(b)
Check the appropriate box. IF you HAVE been a party or a witness in
another proceeding concerning the custody or parenting time with the
child(ren), enter the name of the court, the case number, and the date of
the determination.
(c)
Check the appropriate box. IF you DO know of any other actions or
proceedings that could affect this action, enter the name of the court, the
case number, they type of case, and determination. (This includes actions
about domestic violence, protection orders, termination or parental rights
and adoptions.)
(d)
Check the appropriate box. IF you DO know of any other person besides
the other party in this action who has physical custody of the child(ren) or
claims to have custody or parenting time rights, enter their names and
addresses.
Paragraph 12. If you are requesting custody of the child(ren), enter “My spouse is.” If you are
requesting your spouse be awarded custody, enter “I am.”
Paragraph 15. If you are requesting that your former name be restored, enter the first, middle,
and last names you would like to use. If you are not requesting that your former
name be restored to you, cross out this paragraph.
Paragraph 17. Check the appropriate box. IF there ARE existing restraining orders, protection
orders, or criminal no-contact orders regarding one or more of the parties,
provide the type of case, the name of the court, case number, and the date of
each.
Paragraph 18. Check the appropriate box.
Paragraph 19. Check the appropriate box.
CLOSING PARAGRAPH
The letters below give instructions for completing the paragraphs with the same letters on the
Counterclaim for Dissolution of Marriage.
Paragraph C. If you are requesting physical custody, enter “me.” If you are requesting that
your spouse be awarded physical custody, enter “my spouse.”
Paragraph F. If you are requesting that your former name be restored, enter the complete
former name to be restored including first, middle, and last names. If you are not
requesting that your former name be restored to you, cross out this paragraph.
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Instructions for filling out Answer and Counterclaim
to the Complaint Dissolution of Marriage (with Children)
DC 6:10(1a) Rev. 10/17
SIGNATURE BLOCK:
On the first line sign your first, middle, and last names.
On the next line enter the date that you are signing.
On the third line enter or print your first, middle and last names.
On the fourth line enter your full street address/P.O. Box.
On the fifth line enter your city, state, and ZIP code.
On the sixth line enter your telephone number, including the area code.
On the seventh line enter your e-mail address, if any.
NOTARY VERIFICATION STATEMENT:
Enter the name of the county in which the document is being signed. Enter
your first, middle and last names.
STOP - DO NOT SIGN UNTIL YOU ARE PRESENT IN FRONT OF A NOTARY.
The notary will then complete the remainder.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
In the first blank, print the date when you mailed the copy of the Answer and
Counterclaim for Dissolution of Marriage to your spouse.
In the second blank, put your spouse’s full address, including the street address, city,
state and ZIP code.
Sign your name in the last blank.
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DC 6:10(1a) Rev. 10/17
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