After the Final Order: Changing or Appealing an Order
Submit a Stipulation & Order if the Other Party Agrees
After a final custody order is entered, you and the other parent might need to change the custody order, the visitation schedule, or the child support amount in the future. If you both agree to the changes to be made, this page will show you how you and the other parent can complete some forms and change your court order without needing to see a judge.
File a Motion to Go Back to Court
Parents sometimes need to come back to court after a custody case is finished to have orders changed. If you and the other parent cannot agree on how to resolve issues that come up later (such as custody, visitation, or child support), either one of you can file a motion to ask the judge to change the orders. This page will give you more information on what kinds of changes you can request and the process to get your case back in front of the judge.
Opposing a Motion Filed Against You
Learn how to prepare and file a written “opposition” to a motion that the other party filed against you. Keep in mind that if you don’t file an opposition, the other party might win automatically!
Appealing an Order
Learn how to "appeal" your case if you disagree with the final decision reached by the judge after your trial.