You haven't told us what you filed, what court it was in, how and if you and the other parent are related, why you filed it or why it was dismissed so it is impossible to answer you except tp tell; you to ask your attorney (who will know). If you didn't have a lawyer do not repeat that usually horrible mistake.
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The best way to get an answer to this case specific question is consulting with an attorney in person. I strongly encourage you to get copies of the court documents from the case that was just dismissed and arrange for a consultation as soon as you can. Many attorneys offer free consultations and will be better suited to answer your question in person.
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It sounds like you attempted to file this action without an attorney. That being said I am assuming it for failing to meet the minimal threshold of a material change that warranted a transfer of custody As others have stated I strongly suggest you consult an attorney as often the issue of material change can be ambiguous and it is in how it is presented and the evidence accumulated before presenting it to the court.
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