Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”
Divorce is never easy, but when you have children, divorce can be much more complicated. There are many issues that involve the kids, and parents must work to resolve them as best they can. Of all the many matters that pertain to children in divorce, one of the most important and the most urgent is the issue of where the children will reside. Usually, children will remain with one parent while parents work out the divorce. This is generally an acceptable solution for the short-term. However, there are some instances in which a parent may want to make sure that they obtain an immediate custody order. This is called an emergency child custody order or an ex-parte request.