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Okay. So are you asking how you can amend your petition to ask for both children to stay with you? Or, whether the children's preferences are controlling? Or, something else?
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This is very easy. One can file a First Amended Complaint (replace "Complaint" with the actual title of the pleading). This is how parties amend complaints. This is filed as a pleading and is served unto the other party and the Court (no need for another summons, however).
NOTE that in civil cases, many times, the party seeking to amend needs to ask the Court for permission to amend via a Motion for Leave to Amend. See HERE. However, this is not often done in family cases. One can still file the motion for leave to amend (especially if the other party has already been served with the original order and it has been 21+ days), but the local court may not require it. Rule of thumb is when in doubt, one files the Motion for Leave to Amend just in case.
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