Custodial parent wants to drop the kids off permanently and relinquish CP and obtain NCP status. I am unable to support the kids financially as I work part time and go to school full time. I do not have a house for them as I live with room mates. He has had primary physical custody for 7 years and currently resides in NC while I live in PA. Do I have any options?
Before accepting such a radical change in custody, there must be an agreement regarding both custody and support. I strongly suggest that you retain an attorney to begin discussion with the custodial parent or his attorney to arrange for a new Custody Order and Support Order to be entered by agreement. If you currently do not have the financial means to care for the children then you will require significant support from the father. Obviously finishing school is in their best interest as you will then be able to provide for them in the long term. Perhaps the move to your care could be delayed depending on your anticipated graduation date.
This is going to require negotiation and working with the children's father to ensure that the children are properly settled into a new home. That is not likely to be easy which is why I suggest the assistance of attorneys. I wish you the best of luck.
Please keep in mind that when you have physical custody of the children, you will be able to sue the other parent for child support which would help with your housing situation.
Regardless,this is not something you should try to resolve yourself without an attorney.
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