About 10years ago i lost my job and apartment. I went to live with a friend with my daughter. My mom came to visit my daughter and told me she was taking my daughter for a day outing in the city i lived in. It started to get late evening and then i received a call from my mom saying she had taken my daughter to augusta ga where my mom resides and she wasn't bringing her back. She went to the court in augusta and told them i abandoned my daughter and she didn't know how to get in contact with me so they awarded her custody. When i found this out via a fax i received at my new job by then i traveled to augusta to retain a lawyer. When my mom found out i retained a lawyer she volunteered to turn my daughter back over to me. We went to court and did joint custody. I don't know if official
The first part of you comments are old hat and worthless since you subsequently entered into an agreement and have joint custody. The issue now is what is at stake. You do not say what it is that you think entitles you to change the current plan but the only way that it can occur is for you to go back to the court that issued the original order and file the needed papers to modify that order. You will have to justify your position with the court and explain why yu want to change the current plan.
I think you need to hire a lawyer to advise you.
Did you actually retain a lawyer to draw up the papers? Assuming that you did, why do you wonder if the joint custody is "official?" When did all of this happen? How old is your daughter today? We need more information from you before we can formulate an appropriate response.
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Sounds like she may have received an ex parte order - that is the only way your custody could be taken by her mother without a formal hearing. In any event, that Order will be formal if its filed and signed by a Judge. Simply ask your attorney this question.
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