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Now, here are my answers:
Judges look at all the facts placed before them, including expert witness reports, guardian ad litems (if necessary), pictures, etc. and decide what they believe is in the best interests of the children.
Yes, a graduated scale may be best. I would suggest three months, seeing your child once a week at least. Then moving to an every other weekend schedule.
No. The judge will sign anything you both agree upon and ask them to enter as an order. There is no website that tells what a judge decides and why. There are websites about judges’ decisions, but I find them not to be accurate and usually to be from the losing side that does not want to take responsibility for their own actions. Best of luck.
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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