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Question: My ex-wife has sole custody of our kids. She constantly uses it to her advantage. We have arranged time for me to have the kids but if it doesn't benefit her she will make it very difficult. I want to have a very set time for which we have the kids and I want to be able to have more imput in decisions regarding the kids. I need to get joint custody. What would be the first steps to do this?

Answer:

Carefully review the language of your divorce decree.  Some decrees require that mediation between the parties occur before a party may file for a change of custody.  If mediation is not required, you may want to still consider mediation as an option.  Court action should really be a measure of last resort.

The following link has information that may be helpful to you:

Information on How to Get a Change of Custody, Parenting Time and Child Support

 

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  • My ex-wife has sole custody of our kids. She constantly uses it to her advantage. We have arranged time for me to have the kids but if it doesn't benefit her she will make it very difficult. I want to have a very set time for which we have the kids and I want to be able to have more imput in decisions regarding the kids. I need to get joint custody. What would be the first steps to do this?

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