Back to School

There is currently a temporary court order in place which is currently 50/50. The child spends 3 weeks in NC with Dad and 3 weeks with Mom in NY. The routine has been the alternating 3 weeks here and 3 weeks there since November 2017. There has not been a formal court date set as of yet and here in NC, children go back to school on the 17th of August (the current month). The child is currently enrolled in NC school however she will have to return to NY shortly after school begins for the 3 week period in NY. Onslow County NC has jurisdiction on the case file. What are the steps I need to take to bring this to the attention of the courts? I do not want this to effect her education.

If the parents cannot agree to a new schedule, especially since it seems to be that it has been decided that the child will attend school in NC, then one of the parents will need to schedule this for a court date for a court hearing, although it will likely not be possible to be heard prior to 8/17.

Another option is to attend a mediation session in order to reach an agreement. It may be more likely to find a mediator with availability before 8/17.

If the parents do agree to a new schedule, then a new consent court order can be signed by both parties and entered.

Anna Ayscue

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