Modification of Child Custody
Child Custody orders can be changed where there is a showing that something new or different has happened since the last order. This generally means that someone's schedule has changed, someone has moved or is moving, the children's needs have changed, or the children are old enough to have some say in their own schedule.
To file a modification, a Request for Order must be filed. The court will then send the parties to mediation in an effort to help them work out a schedule on their own. In the event they are unable to do so, the court would then make orders.
It typically takes about two months from the time the Request is made until the court hearing.