Hi Currently the family court orders around the children state that we share 50/50 custody. My ex has since advised that he wants to change the orders so that he only sees the girls one weekend every fortnight. He has since filled out some paperwork for the judge to consider when changing the orders. The court date is set on June. Current Orders: 50/50 Custody Him - Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night Every 2nd Weekend (from 3pm on Saturday to 4pm on Sunday) 1st week/2nd weeks of the school holidays (pending if an even or odd year) Currently he advised that he can no longer look after the children during the week, so he only sees the children every fortnight. We have arranged this to be from 12noon on Saturday until 7pm on Sunday. In the paperwork that he sent to me (the proposal to change the orders) he states: Him - Every 2nd Weekend (from 3pm on Saturday to 4pm on Sunday) 1st week/2nd weeks of the school holidays (pending if an even or odd year) Monday night after school until 8:30pm (so that they can attend scouts) which I think is not appropriate to be on the permanent orders as scouts may change and my children are only 4yo and 7yo (so drop off at 8:30pm on a school night is quite late for children of their age). He still wants 50/50 decisions on the children. I am happy to keep the arrangements as they temporarly are ie.he has the children from 12noon on Saturday until 4pm on Sunday (no Mondays). He said that he would just negotiate the times, however I would like it written down as he is difficult to negotiate with, has breached the contract in the past and I currently have an intervention order out on him. My questions are: 1. Do I need to prepare a separate proposal to send to the judge? 2. Do I need to attend court? 3. Do I need legal representation? 4. Am I elegible for Legal Aid if I earn $62,000 per year and have two children as dependants? 5. Where do I get the paperwork from and who can I ask for help to fill it in? Justice of the peace?