Their dad has the kids ages 13 9 7 n 6. We went to court in 2015 and I want to go back and try to get them back. How can I do this
If I live in Kansas and they live in texas
First, where was the court action that awarded the children to their other parent? That would be the court where you file any action to modify the custody.
Secondly, you can only modify a custody order if you have a "Material Change in Circumstances that has occurred since the entry of the last order." In other words, "I want" is not sufficient to change custody, there has to be a major reason that arose after the other parent was given custody.
I suggest that before you spend a lot of money on a modification that you talk to an attorney where you will be filing the custody action and get their opinion, not only of the future costs and time involved, but also the apparent likelihood of success.
Remember, too, that in my experience, as soon as you file to change custody the other parent will be filing to change the amount of child support you should be paying. If you lose custody there is still a good chance your child support will go up.
You can file for custody one year after the last custody order was signed by the judge. So you have passed that. You will have to show that there has been a materiel and substantial change in circumstances and that your having custody is in the children’s best interests.
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