Father does not exercise visitation


#1

You can go to court yourself to get the custody order modified. If the two of you agree you can do a consent order and submit it to the court. If you file to have the custody modified you will go through a court ordered mediation process, if you agree the mediator will draw up a parenting agreement, that you both sign and then it becomes legally binding. Some counties also have self serve clinics available to parties who are going to try and handle litigation on their own.

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#2

Eight years ago my X and I divorced. I was awarded primary custody and he got secondary visitation in the form of a custody consent order. When my daughter started school and the X moved to another county he stopped getting my daughter on Thursday nights, Sunday nights and the Wednesday in between on his own accord. I have never changed the custody consent order to reflect the changed visitation he has done for the last 6 years. However, we are now going thru a child support modification for the first time ever so I’m wondering if I should get the original custody consent order modified as well.

How can I do this myself? My funds are extremely limited.

Michelle Blackwood