Emergency Custody

In an emergency, North Carolina may temporarily assume jurisdiction when a child is present in this State and the child has been abandoned or it is necessary to protect the child because the child, or a sibling or parent of the child, is subjected to or threatened with mistreatment or abuse. Emergency child custody actions can be complicated and the details of your particular situation should be discussed thoroughly with a family law attorney to best determine the most appropriate course of action under the circumstances.