Alabama

Visitation

Self Help Legal Information

  • Getting and Keeping Custody of Your Children

    What can I do to get a Court to give me custody of my children? If there's a Court order and my husband isn't following it, do I have to? What if the court gave custody to my husband? Answers to these questions and more are in this document. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • I Have an Ex Parte Protection Order: How Do I Get Custody of My Children?

    When can I get custody of my children? My husband says he will get custody. Will he? What can I do to make it more likely I'll get custody? Answers to these questions and much more here. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • Moving When You Have a Custody Order

    As of September 1, 2003, when a Court in Alabama gives joint physical custody or gives one parent custody and the other visitation, the Court's order will tell each parent what they have to do if they want to move. The first step for a parent is sending a notice to the other parent by certified mail. Can your ex stop you from moving? What happens if your ex files papers? What do you need to show in Court? This document answers these questions and more. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama
  • How to Ask for Visitation PDF

    Instructions for asking an Alabama court for visitation with a minor child. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Content Detail

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    Alabama State Bar
  • How to Change a Custody or Visitation Order PDF

    Instructions for asking an Alabama court to change a child custody or visitation order. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Content Detail

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    Alabama State Bar
  • Petition for Visitation

    Form PS-06: Please read "How to Ask for Visitation" above before using this form. Read More

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    Alabama State Bar
  • Child Support Information Sheet PDF

    Form CS-47: If you file to change a custody or visitation order, you will also need to file this form. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Content Detail

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    Alabama Administrative Office of Courts
  • Request for Contempt Hearing

    Form PS-03: If the other parent has disobeyed a court order related to the children, such as - an order to pay support, an order to pay for medical bills, an order to provide insurance, or an order related to visitation - you may ask for a contempt hearing. This is the form to use to ask for this hearing. It also contains additional instructions. Read More

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    Alabama State Bar
  • Request to Change the Current Custody or Visitation Order

    Form PS-07: Please read "How to Change a Custody or Visitation Order" above before using this form. (You must have a PDF reader on your computer to open this document. To get Adobe’s PDF Reader, click on the Get Adobe Reader icon to download.) Read More

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    Alabama State Bar
  • Affidavit of Substantial Hardship

    Form C-10A: If you ask the court for any of the following - Visitation with a minor child, Change of custody or visitation, Change in child support or Establish paternity (who is the legal father) - you also may need to file this form. Read More

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    Alabama Administrative Office of Courts
  • Request to Continue Trial

    PS-18: Form to be used to request to continue or postpone or "put off" a trial. Read More

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    Alabama State Bar
  • Do It Yourself Instructions and Forms

    A list of instructions and Do It Yourself forms by the Alabama State Bar's Pro Se Forms Committee. A PDF Reader is required to open any of these forms and instructions. Also in Spanish/Español Read More

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    Alabama State Bar
  • The Protection Hearing

    What time should I be in Court? How should I dress? Should I bring the children? Will I see my abuser? Will I have to testify? Answers to these questions and more are in this document. Read More

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    Legal Services Alabama