As a parent, you love your children, and you will do anything for them. In some cases, this includes dealing with a difficult co-parent. Though this can be difficult, you recognize that your child having both parents in his or her life is of the utmost importance. Unfortunately, all parents do not feel like this, and can make it extremely difficult for you to successfully co-parent together. This is the case when one parent decides to relocate with your children without your consent. When this occurs, it is important to know and understand what your options are when your ex relocates with your children. If you or a loved one have an ex who has relocated with your children contact an experienced North Carolina child custody attorney to help you determine the best possible strategies for your case.
What to Do Now?
It is not okay for your ex to relocate with your children. When this happens, it is important to understand that your child custody arrangements have not been modified, but have instead been breached. When this occurs, you have two options. You can file a lawsuit stating a breach of contract of separation agreement, if one exists, or you can file motion to hold the co-parent in contempt or a motion and order to show cause if a court ordered custody arrangement exists. It is in your best interest to accompany these actions with a child custody action plan to help the court determine the best strategy for your situation. In the event the co-parent moves out of the state of North Carolina with your children then you may be able to file an ex parte custody order seeking emergency custody if the intent of relocating was to evade the jurisdiction of North Carolina courts.
Need Legal Advice?
One of the worst things that can happen is your ex relocating with your children without your consent. This relocation, depending on how far away the relocation is, can have a detrimental impact upon your relationship with your children. Because of this, you need to know and understand your rights as a parent and how you can go about seeking a modification of the custody arrangement. If you or a loved one has an ex who have relocated with your children, contact an experienced North Carolina child custody attorney at The Law Office of Dustin S. McCrary to help you determine the best possible strategies for your situation. Contact our office today! We are here to help you!