With the Guardian.
Thank you for your information. I assume a "Residential Schedule" is the same as the Parenting Plan mentioned. Therefore, I am seeking a modification of the Residential Schedule which clearly states the terms the court set forth for visitation, as in: supervised for the other parent, and for myself, I was to petition the court following release AND after fulfilling the courts requirements of the mentioned classes. I would never do anything to place visitation with my child at jeopardy. I want to follow the courts orders explicitly and do everything to the letter of the law.
"Parenting plan" is the name of the order issued for parents who were married with each other. "Residential schedule" is the name for the order issued for persons who were not married with each other. In fact, both orders are the same pattern form published by the court's administrator. There is just a check box in the caption to indicate the name of the document.
If the court ordered you to file a petition, then that is what you should do after making sure that you have done everything possible to make yourself to be considered by the court to be a fit parent.
The one thing I cannot understand is what people without funds for representation should do as an alternative? I have been reading thru the free information you provided and will continue exploring the helpful information it contains. I need an attorney and feel it is essential to my child's continued progress to be reunited, even if only supervised. For obvious reasons I cannot afford to pay anyone. If anyone has any suggestions on how to gain legal representation for this family law issue with no $ I would gladly seek representation on this matter. I doubt it will be a lengthy process. I have gathered some declarations and continue to and will continue to until I am ready to make this request for modification to the court. I have done much of the initial leg work and if anyone can recommend a way to get legal help then I wouldn't have to risk my luck with not making errors. I know I am not "entitled" to any help, but I would sure appreciate it if someone could help me. I did my time and I am doing everything right with this for my child. Maybe you know of an organization who offers free assistance to people in these matters. Im not asking you or anyone else here to do this work for me, but if you knew of any resources, that would be of great help to me. Thank you.