You can get them online (www.jud.ct.gov), in the court clerk's office, or at a Court Service Center (located in most courthouses).
You must fill out these forms:
Motion for Modification (#JD-FM-174)
This form asks the court to change the custody or visitation order.
Affidavit Concerning Children (#JD-FM-164)
This form tells the court about your children, including where they have lived in the past 5 years, and any other court cases related to this case.
Financial Affidavit (#JD-FM-6)
This form tells the court about your income and expenses. Bring it to your court hearing. For instructions on filling it out, see the legal aid booklet, A Guide to Financial Affidavits.
You may also need to fill out these forms:
Fill out this form if you'll be representing yourself in court and you have not already filed this form or if your address has changed.
Application for Waiver of Fees (#JD-FM-75)
If you can’t afford to pay court fees, you can use this form to ask the court to not charge you for the fees for this motion if you can't afford them. For more information, see the legal aid booklet, Can't Afford to Pay Court Fees? Ask for a Fee Waiver.
If there is an emergency affecting the care of your child, you will also need to fill out this form:
Application for Emergency Ex Parte Order of Custody (#JD-FM-222)
Fill out this form if you have a safety concern about your child. For example:
- Your child was injured in the care of the other parent.
- The child is in a dangerous environment due to drugs, alcohol, or weapons.
This form must be given to the clerk along with the Motion for Modification. It can’t be submitted alone.