Modification of Custody Questions

I was told it took an average time of 18-24 months to have a modification of custody case heard in Cumberland County. Is that accurate?

The case was taking a long time, so I made a new parenting agreement with the other parent about 16 months into the case. I’ve since had regrets about not going to court. I’ve asked the paralegal to have the attorney call me back and she hasn’t. All I’m asking is if we had gone to court, does she think I would have won more time. Why would the attorney not contact me back?

18-24 months for any type of custody case to be heard is not unusual unfortunately.

By reaching an agreement out of court you avoided your risks in court, and most all litigants face substantial risks when they are going before a judge to have a judge decide their case. It is difficult and usually impossible to predict what a judge may order.

I do not know why your lawyer is not calling you back. Perhaps emailing might be a faster or easier way to get a response.

Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest

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