How do I get joint custody of my child for the summer? 22 Answers as of June 11, 2013

I was wondering how to get joint custody of my child? Her father has temporary full custody of her since 2007 and we live to far away to visit all the time so just wondering how I can have her during the summer.

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Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
You have to file a motion to modify seeking possession and access in the summers.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 8/30/2011
Beaulier Law Office
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
Any change of custody requires a showing that the child is endangered in the current custody situation and that the benefit of the change outweighs andy harm caused by the change. You provide few details to assess your case. You should consult with legal counsel in your state,.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 8/29/2011
Michael Rose Attorney at Law
Michael Rose Attorney at Law | Michael Rose
You need a court order for custody and visitation. File a case in family court.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/29/2011
Horizons Law Group, LLC
Horizons Law Group, LLC | Michelle B. Fitzgerald
Bring a motion for summer placement.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Replied: 8/26/2011
Cody and Gonillo, LLP
Cody and Gonillo, LLP | Christine Gonilla
You would have to file a motion.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 6/11/2013
    Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C.
    Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C. | Paul A. Eads
    File an OSC and request the summer time.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    Law Office of Michael W. Bugni
    Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
    I assume you have some sort of parenting plan in place. That is going to govern until it is modified. It can be modified a couple of ways. It can be modified by agreement between you and your "ex." This can be either a temporary modification or a permanent one. If it is a temporary one, you can probably just write up an agreement between you and your ex and both of you sign it. If it is going to be a permanent change to the plan, then, once you have the agreement, you should take the additional step of actually having the court sign off on an agreed, modified parenting plan. If they two of you cannot reach an agreement, then, your only choice is a modification, assuming that you can meet the criteria for a parenting plan modification.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    Goolsby Law Office
    Goolsby Law Office | Richard Goolsby
    We recommend you see a family law attorney about your rights and options in a modification action. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    Dunnings Law Firm
    Dunnings Law Firm | Steven Dunnings
    Unless your divorce is still pending, his custody is not temporary. You can file a petition with the Court to request extended parenting time.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    The Davies Law Firm, P.A.
    The Davies Law Firm, P.A. | Robert F. Davies, Esq.
    I would suggest that you ask her father to let her visit, and get the agreement in writing. If he will not, then you may need to go to court. I can help you with this. Give me a call, make an appointment to come see me, and let's get moving on this for you. No charge for the telephone call and no charge for the first office visit.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    Law Office of Roianne H. Conner
    Law Office of Roianne H. Conner | Roianne Houlton Conner
    You must petition the Court who gave the husband custody to modify the Order.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    Law Office of Patricia Van Haren
    Law Office of Patricia Van Haren | Patricia Van Haren
    You would need to petition the court for a change in custody. Since the father has had custody since 2007, you would likely need to work up to a parenting plan which would give you the entire summer. You should establish a parenting plan which includes visitation for various holidays or where you have one weekend per month. Once the relationship is established you can increase the time.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A.
    Joanna Mitchell & Associates, P.A. | Joanna Mitchell
    You probably need to file some sort of modification or motion to establish timesharing. However, without knowing more about your case, it is impossible to answer your question. You should consult with a family law attorney as soon as possible.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law
    John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
    Your terminology doesn't make sense. Regardless of what you mean by "custody" (and Colorado no longer uses that term at all), whatever court order that has been effect apparently since 2007 controls the time the child will be with you and the time she will be with her father. If it doesn't require the child to be with you for the summer, you are at the father's mercy until the order is modified. It isn't clear why you say father still has "temporary full custody" after 4 years, or what that even means, but the simple fact is that either father has to agree to something or you need to get a modification to the Parenting Time schedule that is currently in effect.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    Glenn E. Tanner
    Glenn E. Tanner | Glenn E. Tanner
    Move to change the temporary order or move to install a permanent order that gives you what you want.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    If there is an existing custody order, you need to file a modification to change it.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    Michael D. Fluke, P.A.
    Michael D. Fluke, P.A. | Michael D. Fluke
    I would need more information on this temporary custody. Depending on the status of the case, you would have to file a Supplemental Petition to Modify Time Sharing or a Motion to Modify Temporary Custody. I suggest you consult an experienced Family Law attorney to discuss your case in greater detail and learn all of your rights and options. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 8/24/2011
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller
    Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
    You need to take your custody order to an attorney and have a detailed consultation regarding filing a modification action.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    Ashman Law Office
    Ashman Law Office | Glen Edward Ashman
    You would call your lawyer in the temporary custody case and seek a final order with visitation for you.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 8/25/2011
    Beresford Booth PLLC
    Beresford Booth PLLC | S. Scott Burkhalter
    Provided you can show a substantial change in circumstances since entry of the last parenting plan, you should file a petition for modification.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 8/25/2011
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