Court cases often include: Filing costs where they cannot be waived Lawyers’ costs, or your own time spent setting up a trial and completing paperwork Time spent in court, which often involves taking time off OTHER POSSIBLE OPTIONS There are also other options that they cost less and are also faster: Solve the case before it’s finished: Try to get along with the other party on your own.
Thanks to this, we have more control over the result of the trial, because the judge or jury does not make the final decision. Find out more about the parenting plan. Mediation: Reach an agreement with the other party through a neutral third party. The broker does not decide what will happen, but only helps to reach an agreement documented in the contract that both parties must abide by.
Apply for parental responsibility To apply for parental responsibility to court, you must petition one of the following: Divorce Legal separation Origin Order of protection Parental responsibilities Complete and sign (or electronically sign) your application. Make four copies of each application.
Your circuit court may have pre-printed applications that you can use The petition for parental responsibilities must include the following information: Your first name The second parent’s name The child’s name The child’s date of birth How parentage was established (or ask the court to determine parentage)
A statement that you are asking the court to grant those of parental responsibility, including the so-called You must also provide a written affidavit stating where the child has lived for the last five years and any other past or present parental responsibilities or custody matters involving the child. If you are filing a solution case, file your petition in the county where the other parent also lives.
If there is already such a case of resolution or parenting involving a child, you will usually have to ask for parental responsibility in this case. If the child does not live in the county where you are petitioning, the court may refer the matter to the county where the child resides. When submitting your petition, you may schedule a hearing to determine what to do next. The date must be no later than 90 days after the petition is delivered by the other parent.
If no hearing is scheduled, a hearing date should be arranged. You must prepare and file a notice of the date of the hearing, and once you have completed your applications, you must file it with the clerk. The method you should use depends on the county you are filing in. Electronic Filing: You must electronically file your court forms and documents. For more information, see Grounds for Electronic Filing.