Motion to Modify Custody


#1

In looking through the requirements needed to file a Motion to Modify Custody, I see at least some counties require the parents to attend parenting classes before a motion can be filed. Is this on a per-county basis, or do all counties require that?

I live in Wake County
The soon-to-be ex lives in Lincoln County.
We currently have joint custody, and the children live with her, and I have visitation.

If I file a motion to modify custody, would I need to attend classes before I could do that? And would it matter if she was agreeing to the custody change, or opposed it?


#2

Many counties do require mediation and parent education prior to trial. If you agree you may enter into a Consent Order prior to the required deadlines for classes and mediation.