Father moved child out of state


#1

My ex moved my son to CO this summer and told me that he was just going on vacation. He is enrolled in school over there and I have verified this with the principal. We have a custody order here in Charlotte that grants me joint legal custody and visitation every other weekend and holidays. My attorney is telling me that we can’t get a court date until January. Does this sound right? I think it should be seen as an emergency situation. If so, I think I might need a new attorney and would like to find another right away.

Thank you!


#2

Correction: Cumberland County, NC has the order


#3

I believe that there may be a way to file an ex parte motion to maintain status quo and have the child returned to the state. I also believe that whether this is feasible depends on the specifics of the move. It may be best for you to consult with a new attorney to decide if this plan would work for you.