Greetings. In Wake County, and other surrounding counties, where the situation does not arise to the level of an emergency but is heinous (like using the child for negotiating or alienating the child from the parent), the court will hear the child custody as a temporary issue and set a temporary schedule.
If you are seeking custody, you need to immediately seek more time with your daughter. Document every request in writing and note the response. Keep a calendar. Ask your attorney to set a temporary hearing with the judge for child custody at the time of the child support. Maybe your attorney will be told no, the judge will not hear it at that time, but that is a risk you are apparently willing to take. Best of luck and please keep us posted.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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