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Custody & Visitation Orders

A New York court can make orders about the child's custody and visitation only until the child is 18 years old.

 

Help With the Custody/Visitation Order

If you want to change the custody and/or visitation order, you can start a case to "modify" the order. Talk to a clerk in the court where the order was made. Custody and visitation orders may be changed if the court decides that things have changed and that changing the original order would be best for the child.

You can use the free and easy Custody/Visitation Modification DIY Form program to make your petition.

If the child's other parent won't follow the custody and/or visitation order, you may file an "enforcement" petition in Family Court. There will be a hearing and the court will decide if there was a violation and what to do next.

You can use the free and easy Custody/Visitation Enforcement DIY Form program to make your petition.

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