Pending custody case in another state


#1

There is a pending custody case for a child in SC by the Grandfather, suing for custody. I have had the child since April, 2012 in NC. Can I file for custody here in NC since there is significant evidence of his present and future well being in the state of NC? How would I go about filing to change jurisdiction and ask for custody myself? Grandfather is claiming the mother and father, never wed, to be unfit, which they are, hence why I have their child. If I can not yet, can I when the child has been here 6 months even if there is a pending case still?


#2

He is 7 years old, went 2 weeks of 1st grade here and now is attending 2nd grade in NC as well.


#3

To get the matter moved to NC, you would need to ask SC court to move it by using a motion to change venue. It wouldn’t be appropriate to file that motion until the child had been in NC for at least six months.