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I Need a Custody Order

This toolkit tells you how to get a custody, parenting time, and child support order. This toolkit is for you if you are not married to your children's other parent. If you are married and need a custody order, please visit the I Need a Divorce and I Have Children toolkit.

For general information about the custody case process, read the Articles. Read the Common Questions if you have a specific question. If you want to file a complaint for custody, use the Court Forms links for help preparing the forms you will need. Use one of the Checklists below to follow all the steps in the process. The links under Court Information will tell you about the court that will handle your case.

Common Questions