I live in NC my husband and I separated a year and five months ago. We have a 10 year old daughter. We have a separation agreement that says he gets her from 8:00 at night until she goes to school the next morning and I get her from the time she gets out of school until she goes back to him that evening. Plus we split weekends. It was set like this bc I used to work third but I'm on first now. But the agreement says nothing about summer. Recently my mom was told she has heart problems. I tried to work it out with him to let me take my daughter with me but he won't. He already has two other children that he hasn't had much of anything to do with and is thousands of dollars behind on child support. They live in the same state as my mom and all my other family. I have no-one here and my daughter wants to leave as well. My question is if I leave with only a separation agreement that has never been signed by a judge just a notery will I get in trouble? Also can I file for custody there? Or will that cause me to loose my daughter?