Changing Jurisdiction


#1

If you want to modify custody or child support you will have to get it transferred to NC. NC can not modify an order from another state. You became a resident of NC after 6 months. If you are not modifying the original order there’s not really a need to move it to NC. If you are then you should transfer it to the county that the children live in now.
I’m not certain how to change jurisdiction, some of the others may know…
The divorce is legal and does not need to be filed in NC since it is already complete.


#2

When the children have lived here for six months North Carolina can assume jurisdiction. You must first make a motion in the court that currently has jurisdiction and ask them to decline to exercise their jurisdiction, once you have done that, you would then commence an action in North Carolina.

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#3

I have Divorce and Child Support order from MD. I want to change jurisdiction to NC ASAP as I have lived here with the children for 4 years now. I have sole custody of the children. I am getting conflicting information as to whether time is enough or not. Some people say 6 months is enough, then I am told that as long as the fahter still lives in the home state it will stay there.
I am in urgent need to find out as I believe I need a lawyer again and trying to determin if I can get one here or have to continue up there.

thank you