The short answer is yes, but it is a very high bar of "abuse of discretion" that would need to be carried in order to overturn the decision. Is it a Temp or Permenant custody order? If it is a temporary order, then a motion to modify the custody decision could be brought at any time. If it is a permenant custody order then there must be a substantial change in circumstances to modify this order. Those are the items you need to look at. Sometimes a modification can happen easier and quicker than an appeal in domestic court. Unlike criminal district court in NC where a citizen may appeal a guilty verict is appealed for a trial by jury or judge in Superior Court, a domestic, district court ruling must be appeal to the North Carolina Court of Appeals which takes a long time to do and to get a ruling. Speak to a local domestic attorney about the issue of appeal and modification.
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