Getting custody


#1

Dear slec:

Greetings. While I am willing to answer questions of your s on legal issues, I am not willing to walk you through a custody lawsuit on this forum. A custody trial is a difficult thing. You need to save up for an attorney.

Let’s see what I can answer for you though from your questions:

  1. You will need to file a complaint for child custody.
  2. No. She is allowed to try to get “as much” child support from you as she can.
  3. Sure. If you are not seeing your son on a regular basis, you need to have a custody order from the court. The custody schedule is also the visitation schedule. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.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.


#2

Janet,
THANK YOU so much for your information and I know you can’t walk me through the custody lawsuit but is there any way that I can file a complaint for custody while saving for a attorney?
I have been saving for an attorney but I really miss my son and haven’t been able to see him in over a month.

Again, THANK YOU so much for ANY assistance you can provide.


#3

Dear slec:

Greetings. Yes, you can file a complaint for custody and save for an attorney at the same time. Remember that once you start the ball of litigation rolling, it often does not stop for a considerable amount of time! I would also want to see my child(ren) if I was being denied time to visit. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.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.


#4

Thank you again for all of your information and assistance.


#5

I am been paying court ordered child support for my son which is now 1 1/2 yrs old. To make a long story short… she is basically using every trick in the book to get more money out of me and I don’t know if there is anything that I can do about it. I want to file for custody of my son as she does not let me see him on a regular basis but I am not sure how to start the process. I can’t afford to pay for a attorney and I am looking for all of the advice I can get[V].

  1. What do I need to do in order to start the custody process?
  2. Is there anything that I can do if I can prove her actions for getting more money?
  3. If I can’t get custody of my son, should I try for joint custody or visitation?

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter…