To change (modify) legal decision-making (legal custody) and parenting time

You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation :
  • You want to file court papers to change legal decision-making (legal custody) and parenting time and child support, AND,
  • The other party will not agree to the change, AND,
  • The court order that you want to change is a Maricopa County Order, AND,
  • One or more of the following has occurred:
    • Domestic violence, spousal abuse or child abuse occurred after the Court entered the custody order, OR,
    • The minor child(ren)'s present surroundings may endanger the child(ren)'s physical, mental, or emotional health, OR,
    • The joint legal decision making (custody) order that you want changed is at least six months ago and the other party has not complied with the order, OR,
    • The order you want changed is at least one year ago and changing the order is in the best interests of the child(ren).


WARNING: If the order you want to change is not from Maricopa County or State of Arizona, there are additional requirements and steps needed before you can file your Petition (Request) with this Court.


Modify legal decision-making and parenting time - Instructions and Forms - DRMC1


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Helpful information about changing legal decision-making - drmc10h
Instructions: How to fill out the forms - drmc11i
Instructions: How to complete a Child Support Worksheet - drs12h
Procedures: What to do after you have completed the forms - drmc11p
Petition to Modify Legal Decision-Making, Parenting Time and Child Support - drmc11f
Affidavit Regarding Minor Children - drcvg13f
Parenting Plan - drcvg11f
Order to Appear - drmc81f
Current Employer Information - drs88f
Order Stopping Income Withholding Order - drsw82f

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