The Ombudsman will draw up the agreement. You, the other parent and your lawyers (if any) should check it before the Ombudsman submits it to the court. Child custody and support are matters of national and federal law. Every state except Massachusetts has adopted the Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). The UCCJEA requires that the state of origin of this child, defined as the place where they lived six consecutive months prior to the trial, be subject to custody proceedings against a particular child. If a child has not lived in any state for six consecutive months, his or her state of origin is defined as the state with significant ties to the child and at least one of the parents, as well as essential evidence of the child`s care. As soon as a state accepts the case, known as jurisdiction, it retains control of the case until a court decides that the child no longer has any connection to that state. You want to make sure you address some things in the written custody agreement. And you want a written custody contract, because it also allows you to plan. It`s a vacation. The father has up to two (2) weeks of unlimited access to the children, during the summer months, for the holidays, provided that the father works in good faith with the mother and uses the best reasonable efforts to plan this holiday on comfortable dates for the mother. All of this can be easily achieved without a single lawyer, using a do-it-yourself software package that provides structured advice and support.
The software uses a template format with sample worksheets and sample forms that contain guidelines, provisions, provisions and certain clauses. This gives parents the confidence to negotiate the terms of the agreement and to represent their children`s “Best Interests”. Ultimately, parents are able to enter into a full professional quality child care contract in North Carolina. It`s very, very important and no matter how friendly you are, how much you trust the other parent, how much you think there will never be a problem between you and the other parent in terms of planning or custody. You must always make sure that you have a written agreement on child care. First of all, you want to make sure there is a clear timetable. They want there to be no grey area. You don`t want to be the parent who shows up at daycare or school and thinks it`s your child care time, just to find out that the other parent has taken the child.