Custody/Visitation Modification Petition Program

Aviso: Este programa es en inglés, pero obtendrá su traducción al pulsar sobre "ESPAÑOL." Deberá responder en inglés o el tribunal rechazará sus documentos. Cuando termine este programa podrá imprimir las instrucciones en español.

You can use the Custody/Visitation Modification Petition to change the custody/visitation order if there is a "change in circumstances." This free program will help you fill out the petition that you will need to file in Family Court.  [Learn more about Custody & Visitation]

File this form in Family Court.

You can use this program if:

  • the custody/visitation order is signed by a Judge from a New York State Court,
  • you are the parent of the child or children,
  • the child or children are not in foster care, and
  • only you and the other parent are on the order.


Information Checklist

You will need the following information with you when you use this program:

  • The name and address of the other parent.
  • A copy of the custody/visitation order.
  • The names, addresses and birth dates of the children.



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Note: You will be taken to our partner website called LawHelp Interactive.

You can "Sign Up" for an account or go directly to the program without signing up by clicking on the green "Get Started" button. Then check to agree to the Terms of Use and click on "Continue" to begin the program.


About DIY Forms

This program is not e-fileable. Your papers must be printed, then filed at the Court.

Who Can Use These Programs?
You can use DIY Forms if:

  • you're a court user and you don't have a lawyer;
  • you're a legal services provider;
  • you're a pro bono lawyer. Pro bono lawyers filing a DIY Form must submit thispro bono affirmation.
  • you're from a low-bono (reduced fee) program. You must submit a low-bono affirmation with the filing.

Commercial use is prohibited and no one may charge for using these programs. When you begin the program, you will be asked to accept these terms of use.

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