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1. My son would like to have them all the time with her just having visitation as she works weekends.
2. I am looking to either force the mother to more responsible which she has not been in years or to have the children taken out of her custody.
HelloThank youWell, as I am sure you are aware, you can't change the spots on a cat. And so there is no way to force her to be a better Mother aside from calling the Child Protective Services and telling them that she is neglectful to the children. Of course, CPS will investigate and they could place her on a parenting plan or they could say the kids have to be removed from the home. Then of course the Father would have the first right to them.The other option you have that would not involved CPS is for your son to file a Modification of child custody and have it changed so he has the children during the week and she only gets visits on weekend and that does not even have to be overnight until she gets her act together. I suggest that he has a good basis for the modification and that you can call CPS and see what the process would be if a report was made on her. It would be beneficial if CPS was on your son's side in a modification but you never want them to feel you are using them for the cause of a change of custody.I suggest if he wants the change in custody, he can get the Modification form from the Clerk of the Court where the current order was issued and file it. She will be served, there will be a hearing and he can state to the court the need for the change in "the best interests of the children" He can do this on his own, pro se, without the help of a local attorney if he wants toI hope that this information is helpful. If you need further information, please just send me a reply asking for clarification. After that, I hope you will enter a positive rating so that I will be credited for assisting you. Thanks again for using this service. Your business is appreciated.