Re Opening Divorce


#1

You would not need to reopen the divorce. You would simply file an action for custody at this time in the state where the minor children have lived for the last six months.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.787.6361 main fax

Charlotte Office
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Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28262
Main Phone: (704)307.4600
Main Fax: (704) 9343.0044

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Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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#2

Would I file in the Child support case or a whole new action???

T.R. Ronquillo


#3

If the child support case is a case with child support enforcement, you would need to file a whole new action. If it is a regular child support action, then you can file the action in the child support action.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.787.6361 main fax

Charlotte Office
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28262
Main Phone: (704)307.4600
Main Fax: (704) 9343.0044

Durham & Chapel Hill Office
1829 East Franklin Street
Building 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 321.0780

ROSEN.COM

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 only, a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action. The information posted on this forum is available for public viewing and is not intended to create an attorney client relationship with any individual. These answers are provided for informational purposes only, a person should consult with their own individual legal counsel before taking any action that could affect their legal rights or obligations.


#4

Hello,

I was divorced in 1999, however the children were not mentioned as a stipulation of the divorce, in other words, no provisions were made for the children at the time of the divorce, because the mother had committed abuse to which the children were removed from our home. I have completed college and am ready to take responsibility for my children however, the permanancy order was vacated in CA giving the children back to their abusive mother in 2003 she then disappeared of the face of the earth and her parents would not divulge any information as to her whereabouts or the whereabouts of my children. I recently found them in early 2006, but upon going to court here in CA I am having to fight every step of the way, can I reopen our divorce and have provisions made for the children???

T.R. Ronquillo