Your attorney or you will have to bring a motion OSC setting forth the reasons why visitation or custody should be expanded or changed and attach the documents.
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Make sure that you have attended Orientation. If you haven't already done it, do it ASAP. This is an important part of the process, as is the mediation that follows.
You do not say what your current custody orders are, you just ask about getting custody. If you are under temporary visitation orders that restrict your time due to the prior DVRO, then filing a Request for Orders to change this pending mediation might not be a bad idea.
If you already have joint custody and want full custody, then Mediation is the ONLY way that your case will make progress (unless there are some new developments, that is).
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Respectfully, this is like asking a bunch of doctors how to remove your own appendix. The short answer would be to see a doctor. Here the short answer is you retain a lawyer.
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Everyone in nearly every case wants to gel his or her case in front of the Judge now. If you have an emergency situation where your children are under threat of possible significant psychological or physical harm then you have some chance for success. You can only get relief by getting emergency orders which will call for an emergency screening of the matter with a mediator which may not even be available in every county such some counties will have the availability. To have anything happen quickly you will have to hire an experienced family law counsel.
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