Instructions for Form DC9:1 "Answer and Counterclaim for Dissolution of Marriage (No Children)" - Nebraska

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING OUT ANSWER AND
COUNTERCLAIM FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (No Children)
HEADING
Enter the name of the county where your spouse filed the Complaint.
Enter your spouse’s first, middle, and last names. Your spouse is the plaintiff.
Enter your first, middle, and last names. You are the defendant.
The clerk of the district court gave your spouse a case number when the Complaint
was filed. You must include the case number on any papers you file.
BODY OF ANSWER
Enter your full name 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 to Complaint for Dissolution of Marriage.
Paragraph 1. Enter the paragraph numbers, separated by commas, from the Complaint that
you agree with.
Paragraph 2. Enter the paragraph numbers, separated by commas, from the Complaint that
you do not agree with.
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 complete address, including street number, city, county, and state. If
you do not want your spouse to know your exact address because you are
concerned about your safety, you can put only the county and state where you
are living.
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.
Paragraph 12. 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 14. To complete this paragraph, you must check the box that applies. If there are no
existing restraining, protection, or criminal no-contact orders, check the first box.
Instructions for Filling Out Answer and Counterclaim for Dissolution of Marriage (No Children), Form DC 9:1(a), Nebraska Self-
Represented Litigation Committee, Rev. 5/15
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING OUT ANSWER AND
COUNTERCLAIM FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE (No Children)
HEADING
Enter the name of the county where your spouse filed the Complaint.
Enter your spouse’s first, middle, and last names. Your spouse is the plaintiff.
Enter your first, middle, and last names. You are the defendant.
The clerk of the district court gave your spouse a case number when the Complaint
was filed. You must include the case number on any papers you file.
BODY OF ANSWER
Enter your full name 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 to Complaint for Dissolution of Marriage.
Paragraph 1. Enter the paragraph numbers, separated by commas, from the Complaint that
you agree with.
Paragraph 2. Enter the paragraph numbers, separated by commas, from the Complaint that
you do not agree with.
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 complete address, including street number, city, county, and state. If
you do not want your spouse to know your exact address because you are
concerned about your safety, you can put only the county and state where you
are living.
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.
Paragraph 12. 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 14. To complete this paragraph, you must check the box that applies. If there are no
existing restraining, protection, or criminal no-contact orders, check the first box.
Instructions for Filling Out Answer and Counterclaim for Dissolution of Marriage (No Children), Form DC 9:1(a), Nebraska Self-
Represented Litigation Committee, Rev. 5/15
If there are any such orders, check the second box and supply the required
information. In (a), check the blank beside the type of order in existence. If more
than one order is in existence, check all blanks that apply. In (b), provide the
name of the court (i.e., Lancaster County District Court), the case number, and
the date the order was entered for each order in existence.
CLOSING PARAGRAPH
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.
FINAL SIGNATURE
On the first line sign your first, middle, and last names and enter the date.
On the second line enter your first, middle, and last names.
On the third line enter your full street address.
On the fourth line enter your city, state, and ZIP code.
On the fifth line enter your telephone number, including the area code, and e-mail
address, if any.
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.
Instructions for Filling Out Answer and Counterclaim for Dissolution of Marriage (No Children), Form DC 9:1(a), Nebraska Self-
Represented Litigation Committee, Rev. 5/15
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