Temp custody


Why not ask the court to grant you sole custody permantly?


I did ask a legal advisor after I posted this and he said that NC law isn’t favorable in sole custody issues if the other parent is a little interested. So I will have to wait it out and go through mediation with the father.


Dear happynconfused:

Greetings. No, you will not be able to renew the domestic violence action that you let expire. You may be able to file a new action.

However, you should file for sole custody, because with domestic violence and prison, I do not see the court awarding him joint custody. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

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I had temporary custody issued to me due to domestic violence. The year has passed and it has now expired. The father is now in prison due to drug charges. His release date is less than 3 weeks away is there a chance I could renew the temporary custody before he gets out so he don’t come and take the children and “run”.