Jacksonville, NC asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Military Law for North Carolina

Q: I am stationed in North Carolina and I'm from Kansas, my husband is from Texas, we have one child together.

When we got married, it was in Las Vegas, NV. I don't want to stay in NC after I'm out of the military. How do I go about making sure I don't get stuck down here? Is there a way that I am able to get custody of my son and have it so that I can move back to Kansas when I'm out of the military?

1 Lawyer Answer

Amanda Bowden Houser

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: If you can not work out a custody agreement with your spouse you will have to file a custody action where the child has resided for the last 6 months.

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