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I have been divorced a year. I have physical custody of my ...

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I have been divorced a year. I have physical custody of my two children, 6 and 3. They''re dad has visitation of about 10 days a month. My 3 year old recently had an operation on her skull and it has been a nightmare to get her dad to comply with recovery instructions. We have a zillion Dr. appointments and follow ups. When the kids are with him he neglects to bathe them, to make our daughter wear her glasses, to take care of my daughter''s stitches properly... It never ends. He is a good dad in the sense he takes them to a lot of places and buys them a lot of things. But he is not responsible when it comes to my children''s health. I want to go back to court and get his visitation revised to less time. I am a single mom and can''t afford an attorney. What should I do?
In general to change the custody orders you would need to prepare a motion requesting modification. A change in circumstances affecting the child's best interests is required for a review hearing to take place. So father's lack of responsibility can be considered a change in circumstances at least for your three-year old who has had the operation.

You can access the modification forms for Oregon (which I am assuming that is the state you are from based on your username here. If Oregon is not the state, please let me know so I can see if there are any court forms available online.

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