TO ENSURE THE LEAST AMOUNT OF DISRUPTION FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN INVOLVED IN TEMPORARY CUSTODY CASES.
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.
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