My question involves a child custody case from the State of: North Carolina and Michigan (?). I divorced my Ex about 4 years ago, we have 2 children together. When we got divorced nothing was ever worked out through the courts as to child support and custody. Which wasn't an issue since I lived in North Carolina and paid her child support and had the kids every other weekend. Recently I moved to Michigan and was still paying child support to her, but obviously wasn't getting the visitation I had before because of the distance. However a few months ago my Ex said she wanted me to sign some papers that her lawyer drew up stating that I was to pay a certain amount in child support and that she would have full legal and physical custody of the children (ages 15 & 10) I refused to sign them unless she gave me joint custody, in turn she decided to take it to court because she doesn't want joint custody. I am going to fight her on this however I'm not sure how. Will a lawyer represent me in North Carolina when I live up here? Also, would the judge grant joint custody to me with me living in a different state?