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You have helped me twice before and I appreciate your input. My newest question pertains to my custody agreement. It was a mediated agreement so I am not really familiar with family court. I would like a change in the agreement. I proposed the change to my ex-wife. We tried for 3 months and she didnt like it. I tried another change to address her concerns, we tried for an additional 3 months and she didnt like it. So I read my agreement and it doesn't state that it has to go back to mediator for modification. How do I go about changing or getting a decision made regarding custody.
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Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

To initiate a change in Custody where your ex spouse will not agree, you must file a Petition to Modify Custody. You file this in the Court where the original custody order was issued.

Here are the directions and sample Petition Form:

http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-3966/file-3887.pdf?cb=6ec3e4

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
My custody was not court ordered. It was a mediated marital settlement agreement
Family Lawyer: Gerald-Esquire, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

Yes, but wasn't the settlement agreement incorporated into your divorce decree? That is the normal process.

In any case you would file the Petition to Modify with the Court that issued the divorce decree.

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