Enacts new GS 50-13.1A, allowing parties to participate in mediation when the parties to a divorce do not agree on temporary custody arrangements. Directs the parties to continue the custody arrangement established during marriage if there is no parenting agreement addressing temporary custody arrangements, until a permanent arrangement is determined and signed by the parties or the court issues a written order for permanent custody. Provides directions to the parties on maintaining the status quo custody arrangement established during marriage. Specifies that a temporary custody order remains in effect until modified by a signed agreement or written court order. Applies to actions for temporary custody on or after the date the act becomes law.
Status: Ref To Com On Judiciary II (Senate Action) (Apr 19 2011)
Bill S 643 (2011-2012)Summary date: Apr 18 2011 - More information