Q) If a custody order is already in place, how can I get it changed?
A) To change a custody or visitation order that is already in place, you need to petition the court. Generally, for the court to grant you a change in custody or visitation, you need to show that there has been a significant change in circumstances since your last hearing.
To file a motion for (ask for) a change in custody or visitation, you must fill out certain forms and return them to the court. The court clerk may be able to answer some questions you have about the paper work. However, the packet and court workers cannot tell you whether you should bring your case to court or what will happen if you do.
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