Family law

Asked 3 months ago - Los Angeles, CA

If me and my ex want to change our current court visit schedule to overnight visits, do we need wait 60 days for a court date and let the Judge know? I say No, we can change it ourselves and put in writing?

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  1. Erik Priedkalns

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    Answered . You can file a stipulation and order with the court. Here is the form.

  2. Leslie Faye Juris

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    Answered . You're right. Take the extra step and file your written agreement with the Court. Then it will be an order of the court, and if a party does not follow it, they can be held in contempt.

  3. Stephen Ross Cohen

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    Answered . I agree with Attorney Priedkins, and the other attorney get it in writing and approved by the court.

    Please only call me if your case is in California as I am only licensed here and laws of other states may vary.... more
  4. Kristine Carole Blagof

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    Answered . If both parties can agree, you are always free to amend your child custody/parenting plan agreement without entering anything in writing to the court. However, know that if either party disagrees with the changes it is their right to return to the original court order. If you want to protect each other from the ability to return to the original or current court order you should follow the advice of the previous responses and file a stipulation and order with the court.

  5. Misty Fields


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    Answered . You and your ex can do anything you want as long as both parties agree. The Court doesn't follow after you checking to make sure that you are doing what the order says. If the two of you are getting along, the Court is happy. However, there is a reason that the two of you are can't get along! There is always a chance that there will be a disagreement over the new arrangement at some point, and for this reason, its best to get everything in writing and signed by the judge so that it is enforceable should you have a falling out at a later date.

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