Frequently Asked Questions
My ex and I separated informally (without paperwork) quite some time ago. How will custody be decided after all this time?
If a substantial amount of time has passed with no legal separation or custody order in effect, it's likely that the prevailing arrangement(s) (whatever they may be) will be used by the court as the basis for determining custody. The court will usually preserve the status quo, unless sufficient reason exists to change it. In essence, whatever you've been doing in terms of 'custody' will probably continue.