How do I defend myself against an ex pare custody order and what does it entail?
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You have to do whatever the emergency order states. It probably grants dad custody until further review by the court. At the review hearing the judge will likely enter a temporary custody order. It's impossible to predict what a judge is going to do, but I have never seen a judge agree to let kids move out of state if the parent remaining in NC objects. In fact, I've had a few local judges tell me that they don't care if the moving parent gets a job paying a million dollars a year and the kids will have a far better standard of living -- if the move is going to make it harder for a parent who wants to see the kids to exercise regular visitation, it's not going to happen. You need to consult with an attorney in the county in which the case was filed to get a feel for what those judges do with relocation cases.
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