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My ex wife has sole physical custody and i need help in

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my ex wife has sole physical custody and i need help in writing a letter requesting visitation and have 50/50 custody. im currently not working
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: california
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: when she filed for divorce we didnt have no visitation it been all verbal for about 4 years until she open child support case and she has sole physical custody
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: been divorced for 4 years, all visitation is verbal, and i have no right to my 3 children. but i have been seeing my children within a month i say 2.5 week in total
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Maverick replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Maverick replied 1 month ago.

If you are asking for a change of the custody and visitation order then you will need to:

  • show that there has been a “change in circumstances” since the final custody order was made.
  • the reason there has to be a significant change is that it is best for children to have stable and consistent custody arrangements with their parents.
  • ask your mediator at Family Court Services to make sure you do not have to go to mediation before you file any papers.

Fill out your court forms:

Fill out the Request for Order (Form FL-300). You can use the Information Sheet for Request for Order (Form FL-300-INFO) for information.

Ask your family law facilitator if you need to check the boxes for “Court Order” and item 4 on FL-300.

You can also fill out the Child Custody and Visitation (Parenting Time) Application Attachment (Form FL-311). It is an optional form (you do not have to use it), but you may find it helpful in making sure you do not leave anything out of your request. It contains a lot of detail about schedules for visits, holidays, and other details that can help you as you try to prepare a new parenting plan that is best for your children.

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