Completing an affidavit for a friend's custody hearing
January 27, 2011 2:31 PM Subscribe
How do I best complete an affidavit to support a friend who is seeking custody of her child?
posted by FergieBelle to law & government (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine is going through a divorce. They have a young, school-aged child.
A temporary custody hearing is coming up. I was asked to complete an affidavit as to what I have witnessed regarding her relationship with her child and how much time the dad has spent with the child.
How does one complete an affidavit like this? I was thinking of writing how long I've know my friend, and what our typical interactions were like (going out for a meal, dad nowhere in sight; hanging out at home, dad nowhere in sight; etc).
I understand I am only to write about what I personally observed or heard. Can anyone give any advice to me so that this affidavit is most useful to my friend and the court?
Do I need to include any information about myself, besides what is asked for in the affidavit (name, address, phone number)? I don't know, for instance, if I need to write about my employment history to establish my credibility.
What can I expect from completing this affidavit, if anything? If her attorney submits it to court, will the judge call me?