What steps can I take to get full custody of our child? 3 Answers as of July 16, 2012

I am a mother of 2 children, but my daughter stays with her dad, which means he is the custodial parent of her and I pay child support to him. It has been several years since the battle of my child. We went to a mediator in the past and he asked for custody of her. After all the court hearings, protective orders, and emotional abuse, I want to take him back to court and get full custody of my child. What steps can I take to make this happen?

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The Cross Firm, P.C.
The Cross Firm, P.C. | Leslie Warren Cross, Jr.
You will have to file a Motion to Modify the existing Order in Place as it relates to custody.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 7/16/2012
The Law Office of Eric J Smith
The Law Office of Eric J Smith | Eric Smith
You must file a Motion to Modify order you are currently working under. It should be a year or more since the last final order, unless there has been a substantial material change in your situation. You will have to show why it is in the best interest of your child that the order be modified.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 7/13/2012
Nwokoye Law Firm
Nwokoye Law Firm | Violet Nwokoye
The first step will be to file a motion to modify the current order you have, assuming your ex is the primary custodian in the order. I will strongly recommend you talk to an attorney first to determine what your chances are based on all the changed circumstances you will disclose to the attorney.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 7/13/2012
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