Determining child custody is a very stressful process. Reviewing the forms ahead of time can ease the stress as you will be better able to answer the court's and your attorney's questions.
Below are links to child custody and visitation forms in each state. There is information on parenting plans and agreements where available. You may also find what you want on our state-specific family law pages.
District of Columbia
Filing Court Forms Generally
When dealing with child custody or parenting plans, filing forms with the court involves specific steps. First, visit the court clerk's office or use e-filing options, if available. Pay any required filing fees to start the process. Submit the necessary forms based on your jurisdiction. These forms might address important aspects of physical custody, such as time-sharing, support orders, or protective orders (in cases of child abuse or domestic violence). Sometimes, the court may issue temporary orders while you await a final decision. Ultimately, the court's involvement aims to ensure the minor child's welfare.
Get Professional Child Custody Help
Every state has different child custody forms. Knowing what forms are available from California to Texas and Utah to New York will help make the child custody process much more manageable. A great way to get a handle on child custody laws is to contact a family law attorney near you.
Many attorneys have experience handling child custody cases. They will help give you valuable legal advice. They can review your agreement by the child support guidelines of the state. Attorneys will help every step of the way until you receive a final custody order.
Speak to an experienced family law attorney near you today.