Questions?


#1

If you have time, would you please let me know how you feel about my post.

Thanks.


#2

Dear Tammy:

If you post more than one time in the same post, you take yourself out of the line up. I answer the oldest posts first, so when you posted on 9/21 you moved to the end of the line again…delaying my response. We answer posts within 2 business days, first ensuring that our clients needs are met.

Now, to your question. Yes, temporary child custody and visitation court orders can be changed at any time EXCEPT that there is this nebulous period of time (usually after a year or so) when the court will say that the order is no longer temporary, but has become a permanent order of the court.

If you believe that the order is insufficient, you can ask the court to modify its order, set up a permanent custody hearing, or request that the visitation schedule remain the same pending a child custody evaluation or psychological evaluation of the other parent. Smooth sailing!

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.


#3

Janet, I am sorry!! Guess I just got impatience.

Another question; What if I call the other parent and try to get him to agree on longer supervised visits, like maybe a few more months? This would give the child time to bond with him better, before the overnight stays. If he would agree to this, would the judge accept this? If so, how would this be done? Would we just have to write this up and each sign or would the attorneys have to do this?

Thank you for the time you take to answer my post.


#4

Dear Tammy:

No rebuke was meant by the post, just an explanation on why you were not getting a quicker response. I always want to answer the questions as soon as possible.

I think that if you are being reasonable, then he should agree, especially if he was not making visits in a timely manner, etc. If you agree, you can do a consent order, which the judge would sign. Yes, the judges generally agree to whatever arrangements the parties agree to.

You could both come to an agreement, but it would be best if the attorneys draft it. 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.


#5

Hello;

First off, I would like to know if temporary child custody and visitation court orders can be changed at any time? The child is not doing very well with the supervised visits with the parent. By this I mean, the child cries all the visit and will have nothing to do with the parent. The child is just a toddler, still in diapers and still takes a bottle. I do not feel that the NCP has visited enough times to get the child use to the parent. In a week the parent is suppose to take the child out for unsupervised visit. Is there anything I can do?

Thank you for your time.