If both parents agree about how the judgment or order should be changed, you can file your written agreement and some other forms.
You do not need to serve a summons.
You only have to go to a hearing if the judge orders one.
If the judge does not order a hearing, they will read the agreement and other papers and make a decision.
The forms you need are:
- A copy of the order or judgment you are asking the judge to change
- Joint Petition/Motion To Change a Judgment or Temporary Order
- an affidavit about any history of child abuse or neglect.
- an affidavit about any history of protective or restraining orders
- Agreement To Change a Judgment or Temporary Order
- Proposed Judgment/Temporary Order on Petition/Motion to Change
- an Affidavit Disclosing Care or Custody Proceeding
- a Financial Statement for each of you.
- W-2’s and 1099’s from the year before for each of you
- A Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
- A proposed Child Support Findings form if you ask the judge to make a child support order different from amount on your Child Support Guidelines Worksheet.
For instructions about 2 through 4 see What do we need to file to change a judgment or order by agreement?
For instructions about 5 see Affidavit Disclosing Care or Custody Proceedings
For instructions about 6 see Financial Statement
For instructions about 8 see Child Support Guidelines Worksheet