Dear Rosalie Punch:
Greetings. Thank you for posting! How could the husband get custody? Also, make sure that you understand that joint legal custody does not mean the same thing as joint physical custody. He may be going to court to try to diminish his child support obligation by obtaining half of the time. A good attorney can look at your situation, listen to all the facts, and help determine what his true motivation may be. Child custody and child support can always be changed and modified by court, but I would not take the issue that is so close to your heart (child custody) and trust him in negotiating a separation agreement on that issue yourself.
Bottom line is that if he is calling you so often, he wants something and the only way to work this out FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD is to get an attorney and negotiate with him a schedule and amount of child support you can live with receiving! Best of luck and let us know if we can help!
Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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