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I Need a Custody Order

This toolkit tells you about getting 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 getting a custody order, read the Articles. Read the Common Questions if you have a specific question. If you want to file a complaint for custody, use the Forms link to prepare your forms. The Checklists below have step-by-step instructions for getting a custody order. Go to Courts & Agencies for information about the court or agency that will handle your case.

Common Questions

Common Questions

Checklist – How to Request a Custody Order – Friend of the Court Process (print)

Checklist - How to Request a Custody Order - No Automatic Friend of the Court Process (print)

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