Do-It-Yourself Temp Custody Order


#1

Oh…and where do you find a mediator?


#2

Dear chaos:

Greetings. A mediator cannot help you get a temporary, quick order, nor can they provide you with legal advice. If you need an order, you may be able to file an action requesting emergency relief (if one exists). Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#3

Im a little addled right now, so my question wasnt very well thought out before I posed it.

Based on what you said in your reply, I have the following questions:

  1. Where do you go to file an action for emergency relief

  2. What is considered an emergency?


#4

Dear Chaos:

Greetings. Once again, it depends on what the issues are that you are seeking emergency relief for (such as child custody or domestic violence). Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#5

There isnt any domestic violence, just no court ordered custody. Im afraid my ex will take my kid and not give her back after a visit. He’s made threatening implications to me like that.


#6

Dear chaos:

Greetings. If you have a separation agreement, you can always have the terms enforced by the Sheriff. If you have a current court order, the same goes. If you do not have either, it may be better for you to simply file for custody, so that you can have the court at the ready to handle this for you. Threats to keep the child are generally not enough to go to court for emergency custody. If you file now, you then have the court’s power to help and you will have to go to custody mediation, where you may be able to solve all these issues without more funds. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
NCDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#7

Where do I being that process? I cant pay a lawyer, but need a temp order quick and in a hurry.