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HelloThis is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.So you want to have the custody changed so that your children are with you as the sole custodial parent and the Father gets visitations? Is that correct?
Thank youI suggest that you consider filing a Modification to the current child custody order. You can do this on your own, without the assistance of a local attorney.You can get the packet of forms to file for the Modification from the Clerk of the Court in the county where the current order originated. That is where you will file the Modification.You can use any one of the issues you mention as a grounds. And you can also state that it is in the best interest of your children and request the court to interview them on their preferences and why. Such an interview is done in the judge's chambers, behind closed doors and in private so neither parent can hear and that protects your children from any intimidation.Once you file the Modification forms, he will need to be served, he can oppose and a hearing will be set for you to present your side and him to show cause why the current order should not be changed.Please let me know if you have other questions in this regard. Keep in mind, I can only answer and provide information for what you ask. I do not know what you need to know, unless you tell me. Please rate positive as this is how I get credit for my time and information.Thank you
Here is a link so you can read more on the Modification process.
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