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Legal Information: New Jersey
Updated: January 28, 2020
If a custody order is already in place, how can I get it changed?
To change a custody or visitation order that is already in place, you need to file for a modification of the custody order in court. Generally, for the court to grant you a change in custody or visitation, you need to show that there has been a significant change in circumstances since your last hearing. Since this can be complicated, we recommend that you talk to a lawyer about your situation.
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