Modifications of Parenting Time can be processed using the Friend of the Court policy and forms, or with the use of an attorney, or by petitioning the court using the State Court Administrator’s Forms. If a party chooses to use the Friend of the Court policy and forms, the following applies: your attendance at the Friend of the Court Orientation Program must be verified by the Friend of the Court office, a letter must be sent to the other parent outlining the changes you are seeking with the attempt to have the other parent agree to such a change. If the other parent does not agree to the change then a written request to the Friend of the Court is made for a parenting time motion packet along with a copy of the letter sent to the other parent outlining the changes you are seeking. After the completed motion is returned, the parties are scheduled for a conciliation conference with the Enforcement Worker to discuss the motion and see if an agreement can be reached at that time. If the parties reach an agreement the Enforcement Worker can put their agreement into a court order. If no agreement is reached the worker will submit an order that indicates no changes were agreed upon. Attached to the order will be and objection form. If the motioning party wishes the matter to be heard by the court they must complete the form and return it within the objection period. If no objection is received, no further action is taken. If a party files an objection, within the allotted time, the motion is scheduled before the Referee for hearing. The parties should bring all evidence, testimony and witnesses in support of their motion to the hearing. The referee will hear the motion and issue a recommended order to the court.
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