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Can an addition or change be made to a court order

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Can an addition or change be made to a court order unilaterally by an attorney over the phone with her client?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the court order was issued in?
Customer: Michigan
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No. She states only a phone call.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: It's a visitation issue with my son.

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Good afternoon. Can you please share with me a little more about what happened?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The mother of my son now claims that her attorney told her over the phone that nobody else could visit with my son during my visitation. This was not in the original court order from April, 2016. Currently my visitation is supervised by her.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I can't afford a call

Thank you for the reply. No, an attorney can not simply change a court order. It would either need to be agreed to by the parties or ordered by the Judge. A motion would need to be filed for this to happen and it would need to be heard. Now, the current order that is in place will control. If nothing is said about this, they could not just demand it or impose it, since it was not ordered by the Judge.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
That is true in Michigan?

Yes. I do not see how the attorney could simply change the court order without filing a motion and have it ruled upon by the Judge.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok. I know it "intuitively" seemed that way to me. However, the changes she claims her attorney is making come across with so much force from her that I had to make sure she was making them up. Thank you! I'm satisfied.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Will do

Thank you again

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