Working with your child’s other parent is the easiest way to modify your parenting plan and custody schedule. If you and the other parent agree to the changes, you can file your new plan with the court and the court will usually accept it.
If you want to modify your parenting plan but your child’s other parent doesn’t agree to the changes, you will need to go to court.
To modify your plan through the court, you need to file a child custody modification or a petition to change the custody order. Then you and the other parent will attend a custody hearing and present your cases to the judge. The judge will decide if the modified plan is accepted by the court.
If you and the other parent want to work together to modify your plan but have a hard time cooperating, you can use a family counselor or speak with an experienced family law attorney to guide you in the right direction.