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In order to seek a modification of the custody order, there must be some material change of circumstance that warrants a change. This can be a remarriage, a move, a financial problem, alcohol or drug problem, etc.
If there has been no material change in circumstances, there should be no modification of custody.
As far as what to do, you or your attorney should file a response asking the court to deny the request based on the fact that there have been no material changes in circumstances that would warrant a modification.
When you go to court, your claim should be the same.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
If the children have become pregnant, that is likely a material change.
In that case, the judge would have to determine whether or not a change in custody is in the child's best interest.
In that case, the judge will have to determine whether or not the children are better off with you or make a move. This will largely depend on the opinions of the children and also will depend on the best home environment they can be placed in.
Here's a good link that provides step by step information on what to do: http://www.kinship.msu.edu/Guardianship_Feb4.pdf
You can file a petition for guardianship with the county probate court and get this done.
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