Pro Se Parenting Plan Modification
by Concerned Mother from Florida
Mother who didn't have the funds for an attorney unknowingly gave custody to father.
Any advice on how to write the supplemental petition to modify time-sharing & co-parenting plan?
Any advice on how to handle this again without an attorney?
I have never been in trouble with the law, never had a drug addiction, I have never done anything to jeopardize my relationship with our child.
I know there are parents out there that are felons etc. that have more time and visitation with their child than I do. Thank you for any advice or help you can provide.
Answer to Florida Child Visitation Question
Dear Concerned Mother,
It sounds as if you have already located the forms that you need on the Florida Supreme Court's website, www.flcourts.org.
The forms are designed for self-represented litigants, also called pro se litigants.
However, we know that the forms can sometimes appear difficult, overwhelming, and even incomprehensible.
Read the instructions for the forms over carefully, and then read them again. Also on the Supreme Court's website is a general guide for self represented litigants that may be helpful.
If you are not comfortable with preparing the forms yourself, you might be able to either qualify for one of the non-profit legal assistance providers which are listed on the Supreme Court's website as well.
However, the income guidelines for most of the judicial circuits require that your income be no more than 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. We have a legal document preparation service that may be able to assist you in completing the forms.
Although the services of a legal document preparer are not free, as most are for profit businesses, they are almost always far less expensive than hiring an attorney.Notice:
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