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Custody/Visitation

Discussion in 'Child Custody & Visitation' started by Lovemyfamily, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Lovemyfamily

    Lovemyfamily Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I am wondering if I personally can file a motion or a change in custody from my divorce that was finalized over 10 years ago regarding custody of my children. My ex and I currently have 50/50 custody.

    I have tired several times to speak with my ex regarding our children and how their home life is with him. He won't sit down and talk with me.

    My children have voiced it for awhile now that they would like to tell a judge where they want to live.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Yes, either party can petition the court to request a change in custody, visitation, or child support.

    Your St. Croix County court website:

    St. Croix County, WI | Official Website

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    Neither of you are required to speak to the other.

    Many divorced people communicate only via lawyers, or other trusted third parties.

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    Many parents protect their children by discouraging "taking sides".

    In WI the court can decide to hear children above the age of 14 years.

    Children 14 years old or older have the right to select a parent, and if the court approves, the judge will award that parent custody.

    When children are under the age of 14, the court decides on a case-by-case basis whether to consider the child's wishes when creating the custody arrangement.

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    Read what a few WI lawyers, DCF, and legal services say about requesting a change to existing custody or visitation:

    Divorce, Custody, Child Placement & Family Law | Miller Legal Services, LLC

    Modifying Child Custody in Wisconsin: What You Need to Know

    Child Custody / Visitation - Wisconsin State Law Library

    Wisconsin Child Welfare Services Process
     
  3. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    As opposed to what? You can file a motion by walking it into the court clerk's office yourself or you can have someone else do it for you or you can probably even file it by mail. You may also be able to file it online.

    Is this really the only thing you intended to ask?
     
  4. Lovemyfamily

    Lovemyfamily Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Yes, either party can petition the court to request a change in custody, visitation, or child support.

    Your St. Croix County court website:

    St. Croix County, WI | Official Website

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    Neither of you are required to speak to the other.

    Many divorced people communicate only via lawyers, or other trusted third parties.

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    Read what a few WI lawyers, DCF, and legal services say about requesting a change to existing custody or visitation:

    Divorce, Custody, Child Placement & Family Law | Miller Legal Services, LLC

    Modifying Child Custody in Wisconsin: What You Need to Know

    Child Custody / Visitation - Wisconsin State Law Library

    Wisconsin Child Welfare Services Process[/QUOTE]
    I did not know if I could or if I have to have an attorney do it.
     
  5. Lovemyfamily

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    Thank you for this information it was very helpful.
     
  6. army judge

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    You're welcome, good luck.
     
  7. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    With some exceptions in criminal prosecutions and situations involving incompetent persons, no one ever required to have an attorney.
     
  8. Lovemyfamily

    Lovemyfamily Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you.
     
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    It is in "The Children's" best interest NOT YOURS or YOUR EX that you two learn to co-parent! You also need to leave the children out of the discussion! This avoids taking sides which can and will hurt both of you in court. Yes you can alter custody however you best have good reason! It will be best to resolve the issue between you and avoid court. If other parent wont talk explain that other option is court and neither side will get what they wan tout of that most likely. BOTH of you need to learn to co parent the children Co-Parenting Advice For Your Children | Parent Nook
     

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