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I am a Defendant in a Custody Case

This toolkit tells you what you can do if you have been served with a complaint for custody, child support, and parenting time. This toolkit is for defendants in custody cases, not divorce cases.  If your spouse filed for divorce, please visit the My Spouse filed for Divorce and We Have Minor Children toolkit.

For general information about the custody case process, read the Articles. Read the Common Questions if you have a specific question. If you want to respond to the complaint you received, use the Court Forms links for help preparing the forms you will need. Use one of the Checklists below to follow all the steps in the process. The links under Court Information will tell you about the court that will handle your case.

Common Questions