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Does the other parent have residential custody of the minor child?
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It is never a good idea not to comply with the court ordered custody / visitation, as such failure to comply can subject the non-complying parent to be held in contempt of court and if the non-complying parent is held in contempt, then the court can also order various sanctions against the non-complying parent, which can range from fines and payment of other parent's legal fees and court costs to the non-complying parent being sent to jail.
So, generally, if the parent wants to change child custody / visitation, such modification would have to be done through the court that has ordered current child custody/ visitation.
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Generally, the court where child custody proceedings are pending, can appoint an attorney for the minor child, who is called Guardian ad Litum, upon the motion from one of the parties or the state child protective agency.
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