I am married to a service member and I do not live near my son, but I am very committed and I support my son 100% (medical, academic and extracurricular needs, etc.). I am requesting a change in the court order due to the remoteness and my inability to follow a weekend plan. I want a long visit or for our son to live with me. What do I have to prove in court for the judge to make a change that benefits me and my son? Mandy`s question: Once my divorce was over, I plunged into a deep depression and tried to commit suicide. My ex was given full custody. It`s been a month. I regularly go to see doctors, I take very useful medications and I feel very good. Is there anything I can do to regain custody of my two daughters? And how long could it take? Kate`s question: I`ve had custody of my 9- and 7-year-old for the past six years. I love my children, I do not neglect them, they are fed, bathed and do well at school. I made a mistake and went to get innocent milk from the store.
An officer who was there saw me come in. He came to the car and reminded me that it was dangerous to leave it in the car. My son told his father, unintentionally. Now my ex is threatening the court if I don`t give him full custody. I will lose my children??? Can he say that I am incompasable because I have made a horrible judgment? Brette`s answer: Whenever there are changes of guard, it is a good idea to do so formally and legally, so that there are no misunderstandings. You can always go to court and request a modification of your order with the conditions you have agreed. If your ex no longer agrees with the one-year plan, the court must decide what is in your child`s best interest. If you and your spouse disagree about the changes one of you wants to make to the terms of your divorce and you don`t want to minimize your legal fees, try mediation.
Mediation is a good way to avoid costs and emotional annoyances, hire lawyers, and eventually have to go back to court. .