Q: My ex husband has sole custody of our 2 girls. My ex and I want to change our legal custody to our girls living with me.
What do we need to file with the courts so that we both share custody but they now live with me..
A: If you have an existing Order/Judgment then you probably need to do a modification, but if significant changes have occurred since the Order then it might be best to file a new suit----without more information, people on this board cannot adequately provide guidance. I strongly recommend that you do not this without an attorney----I would suggest that you use the Find a Lawyer tab on the Justia website and search for family law or child custody lawyers in your parish/jurisdiction and have a consultation to specifically discuss what you want to do and the pros and cons and then hire the lawyer with whom you are most comfortable to accomplish this. Good luck.
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