My question involves a child custody case from the State of: CA
My child is 8-years-old and I would like to change the location of my child's school. My child currently attends school in the city where my ex lives (we live 21 miles apart), although I am the primary caregiver and our child lives with me 70% of the time. I believe that it makes sense for our child to attend school here and not commute at least half an hour each way. I think it would be best for our child to stay with me during the week and attend school here, then stay with my ex for three weekends per month (which actually increases his time with her). Currently, our child spends every week night with me because my ex has to be at work at 6:00 a.m., Mon-Fri. And, currently, I drive our child to school every day.
I also just started a new job that is very close to my home. What effect will this have on my request, if any?
I had a consulation with an attorney (but can't hire him yet because I just started a new job and will have to get a retainer together), and he said I could file an Ex Parte Application for an Order Shortening Time because school will start in one month.
What I need to know is: What is it exactly that I am asking the Court to do? Is it called something along the lines of an Order to Amend Visitation? What are the steps I need to take/forms I need to file to do this very quickly? What is the likelihood that a judge would grant my request? Thank you for any help.