I have a child custody case in Butte, MT, which is in Silverbow County. There are only 2 judges and the one I have is taking an unreasonably long amount of time to do things. The clerk says things are done "at the convenience of the court". How can I change jurisdiction from one county to another with more judges?
My child resides in that county, and I do not live in Montana anymore, I just want things to move more quickly, and preferably more in my favor.
That might not be possible in the middle of a case. You could withdraw it and refile it. You cannot typically shop for venues. Most counties have rules about which cases they will hear. You need to find out if they will even hear your case if there is no contact by you or the other party with the desired county. You really need an attorney to inform and guide you. Consult a local attorney regarding thr venue issue.
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the county in which your original divorce or parenting proceeding was filed determines venue to start with. You will need a very good reason to change venue. You should consult a family law attorney for advice on the matter.
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