A list of the names of your witnesses - File the original. Give the judge and the other party a copy.
Exhibits – if you use any, bring the originals and three copies of each document, paper, or picture you want the judge to consider. Bring them to the courtroom early so the clerk can mark them. Make a list of your exhibits to keep track of them.
If your trial is about child support, bring your most recent pay stubs and W-2, and last year’s tax return. Fill out Child Support Worksheets using the income you have and the other parent’s income. Fill out a (proposed) Child Support Order. Bring four copies of everything.
If your trial is about maintenance, bring your most recent pay stubs and W-2, last year’s tax return, and a completed Financial Declaration. Bring any other documents you feel support your position. Bring four copies of everything.
Write a trial memo. Try to write a short summary of what you want and why. Break it down into sections: parenting plan, child support and maintenance, division of property, debts.