A building inspector's primary role is to assess and enforce compliance with building codes and regulations related to the structural and safety aspects of a building or dwelling. Building inspectors typically focus on issues such as structural integrity, electrical systems, plumbing, and fire...View More
Before asking for a divorce and even being physically separated she had a emotional affair with a man in Canada who she knew from when she was younger who she is now in love with and moving to live with. She gave me notice of this last Wednesday and she wants to be able to take my son there during... View More
To protect yourself as a parent and ensure your rights are safeguarded, it is essential to consult with a family law attorney who can assist you in negotiating a custody agreement that serves the best interests of your child and takes into account the international relocation aspect. Proper legal...View More
I have primary custody he only receives visitation every other weekend. I asked for the new address and he refuses to send it. Does he have to give me the new address before I release her into his custody?
if your ex is refusing to provide you with his new address in violation of your custody agreement or court order, you may have legal options available to address the situation. You have grounds to take legal action, such as filing a motion with the court to enforce the custody agreement or seeking...View More
I'm sorry to hear that you're experiencing a difficult situation. To pursue full custody, your father would typically need to file a custody petition with the appropriate court in North Carolina. The court will consider various factors, including the best interests of the child, when...View More
Says CPS worker saw me alone with my 2.5yr old. Failed to say where or who saw me. It was the supervisor and we were walking at home on the drive. My mother and 7mth old not far behind but around the bend you couldn't see. She willfully failed to discharge her duties to make sure I wasn't... View More
A judge will look at the totality of the circumstances and decide what's in the "best interest" of the child who is the subject of the custody litigation. In theory, terminating a parent's rights for one child could be in that child's best interest, while giving the same...View More
Contact information/ address in writing. There are no geographic limits except for traveling for vacation by giving other parent notice and itenary. Does this mean I can relocate out of state at anytime
Based on the information provided, you are the primary legal and physical parent for your children, and the current order only requires you to notify the other parent of your contact information and address in writing. There are no specific geographic limits in the order, except for when you travel...View More
When registration papers are filed to register a foreign order, the only issue the new state will usually deal with is whether or not to register the order. Meanwhile, the other state still has jurisdiction over the order until the new state decides that the "foreign" order is now a...View More
In North Carolina, visitation is considered a type of custody. Anyone who believes they have or should have the right to visitation may sue for custody. Usually, a custody lawsuit must be in the county where the child resides. Like any type of lawsuit, there is special language that needs to be in...View More
My husband filed for the divorce and originally I did not contest it. A court date was scheduled for January 31,2022 and the divorce was not granted because I was not properly served. I now feel like I should contest the divorce, but I don’t know if I still have the opportunity to.
In North Carolina the requirement for divorce is that parties must have lived separate and apart except in rare circumstances. It requires that only one party needs to have had the intent to live separate and apart. To contest the divorce you would need to show you have not lived separate and...View More
According to statute in North Carolina any adult may file to adopt a child. If you want to adopt a child the clerk or judge dealing with special proceeding actions will Order a Home Study. The home study will include the following:
physical and mental health, financial information, the...View More
First you should call the clerk of court to find out if an Order has been entered. You should have been served, but it is possible that an Order was entered without you being served. The clerk will be able to inform you of the status of the case. If there is no actual written Order in the file,...View More
Last Fall of 2022, I hired a local law firm to aid in my case of parental termination of my son's Father's rights. The other parent has been absent since 2013. They have not paid any child support, they have not made contact. The problem is that the case is from a different state to where... View More
if the biological father wants to be involved, then HE needs to file an action for paternity and child custody. The non-biological father will have to be made a party to the action, if he is on the child's birth certificate. After paternity is established, the child's name can be changed,...View More
She is 16 years old. I am 28 and married. I have a 2 bedroom apartment. My parents are willing to let her go, just not to me. I want to be able to register her in school here in NC. What can I legally do to help her. She is being abused and neglected. CPS has already been called, but my parents... View More
On the order filed against us, they crossed out where the plaintiff, defendant and her attorney would have signed. Are they not required to sign the “motion” that was filed? My husband had primary custody of my stepdaughter that I have raised for the last 8 years and BM moved to NC when she... View More
A custody agreement may be formed between parties without the involvement of a court, but it carries no enforcement mechanism if a court is not involved. When co-parents are getting along, these are routinely formed without a court's involvement. In some cases the agreement is entered as a...View More
Your options depend on whether you have a "custody agreement" or a "custody order." If you merely have a "custody agreement," it is likely not an order of the court, and you could not hold your husband in contempt of court if he acted contrary to the terms. On the...View More
I asked my ex-husband if he could watch our two kids on July 13 when I go out of town for work (a day trip). He told me no, that he would do nothing extra. He will only see them every other weekend and every other Thursday for dinner. I asked about his two weeks in the summer that is in the child... View More
The court CAN'T make someone care more about their children, or want to have additional time with them. I suppose it is possible that you could rework your custody schedule so that he has 124 overnights per year (which would change his child support...View More
I have a 13 month old baby girl. Her dad and I recently separated. He is threatening to take me to court so that his dad and stepmom can have rights to our baby. I don’t want my baby anyone near those people and they have disrespected me in so many ways. I’m not keep her away from her dad... View More
A typical custody order that gives one parent "x" amount of custodial time and the other parent "y" amount of custodial time does NOT have any restrictions about what each parent can do with their respective time. So there is always the real chance that the other parent will...View More
My son wants to be involved , but wasn’t allowed to sign birth certificate and is at the mercy of the teenage moms schedule as to when he can see the baby. He is also only allowed to see the baby at her house when it’s convenient for her. My son is so afraid of upsetting the mother that he... View More
If he can't access the child, he won't be able to get a paternity test, without a court order. He could (through you as his "guardian") file for custody/visitation of the child, and then it would be up to the mother to prove that his is not the father. Once he has access to the...View More
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