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There may be issues only if the parents begin to argue. Without custody orders in place, either parent has a right to the child, which also means keeping the child away from the other parent. Because most of the time, informal sharing leads to quarrels, the parties normally end up getting formal orders through the legal system.
So if the father takes the child and refuses to give the child back, the mother can do nothing, really, but go to court to seek a custody order formally. Otherwise, informal verbal agreements are simply not binding.
Also note that if the child lives outside of ND for 6+ months continuously, then the jurisdiction for child custody
will be THAT state, and not ND.
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