Can I gain physical custody of my child if we modify the court order? 1 Answers as of July 29, 2011I have a current court order in mercer county pa giving joint legal custody of my child to loco parents. They have physical custody. She is 16 and wants to live with me. We just had a modification hearing, can they notarize a statement if we agree on arrangements for me to have physical custody of her to enroll her into school with out going to court?
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Rather than a homemade agreement, which will be of questionable value at best, you should ask an attorney to draft a custody stipulation agreement. Once signed by all parties it can be made an order of court without having to physically go to any conferences or hearings. (NOTE: this may depend on local practice and rules in your county.)
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