I have gotten a few calls lately from people asking about asking for a change in custody of their child before school starts in the fall. One client asked me if it was too early to start, I told him, and others that the time to start planning for fall is now. The court moves slowly, if you want to have a decision from a judge before fall, you need to get moving now. It takes at least a month or two to get a court date, after the hearing a judge has up to 90 days to make a decision. This that if you start now you should have a decision in 4-5 months, meaning July or August, June if you are lucky. A decision by August gives you time to plan for school, if you wait much longer you may not be able to get a decision before Labor Day.