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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for North Carolina on

Q: I live in nc. My sons Medicaid is through me. We have a court order that states neither party pays child support and

That we are exempt from their laws. His Mom is trying to get child support now and the court order is for 50/50 custody. When he was younger I had temporary custody. How can they be trying to get support from me, since the court order states otherwise and Medicaid is through me.

Steven W Grainger answered on Aug 31, 2014

Child support is something that is, in essence, never final. If they can show that there has been a susbtantial change in circumstances since that original order, then that is enough for the court to revisit the issue. However, the court may do nothing, or it may rule in your favor.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for North Carolina on

Q: I have a 2yr old sonand his father and i are not together. We live in NC I am wanting to move with my parents to FL ..

I have a 2yr old son and his father and i are not together. We live in NC I am wanting to move with my parents to FL once they leave. I cannot stay in NC because i cant affored and care for my son as i would want. His father does not want to let me take him, neither of us have custody on our son,... Read more »

Steven W Grainger answered on Aug 27, 2014

If there is no order in place, the North Carolina has not yet asserted jurisdiction. When you're talking about custody issues across state lines the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is controlling. Under the UCCJEA North Carolina would be the state of initial... Read more »

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