How do we handle Child Custody?
Child custody issues can be the most difficult for couples to decide during a divorce. Everything from where the child will primarily live to who has sole or joint custody to what the child will eat for dinner can become an issue of contention.
In North Carolina, parents can create a voluntary written agreement without going to court if they are able to reach agreement on custody decisions. However, when parents are unable to agree, a judge will create the custody order.
The courts will consider a number of factors when deciding on custody arrangements, but all will be made based on what the judge determines is in the best interest of the child. The articles in this section will help you understand what is involved in creating a custody agreement, as well as how to navigate many of the issues that will likely arise during this process.
Even when a custody agreement is created in the most considerate and cordial circumstances, there are typically differences when it comes to parenting decisions.read more
Even though your child custody order is marked as final, certain aspects of the order can possibly be changed.read more
With virtual visitation, parents and their children are able to have face-to-face time with each other using electronic equipment.read more
Under North Carolina Law, there are some circumstances where a grandparent would have standing to seek visitation rights with their grandchildren.read more
Even if you have primary custody of your children, you may need approval from your ex or the court before moving.read more
Your child may also be suffering a loss and experiencing many emotions. A parent’s role is to teach them about love, commitment, and how to deal with change.read more
When one parent purposefully poisons their child against the other parent, the term used is parental alienation.read more
When your child is kidnapped by their other parent, there are different legal channels that you can go through for the return of your child.read more
“The Hague Convention” handles international child abduction and sets standards that define, classify and detail true international child abduction.read more
Know the signs your child might be at risk of an international parental abduction, and the steps to take now to keep them safe.read more
When a judge in North Carolina is considering a child custody case, a number of factors will be considered. But the overwhelming standard the judge will weigh is what is in the best interest of the child.read more
The following article will look at some common situations that divorcing parents encounter, pitfalls, and tips for reducing the negative impacts of the divorce on your children.read more
Parenting a child with a disability while going through a divorce presents unique child custody considerations and situations where traditional custody arrangements might not be appropriate.read more
Divorced parents need to set clear agreements in writing concerning holidays, vacations and the many questions surrounding traveling with children that can arise.read more
The majority of custody disputes involve parents. However, grandparents and other third parties may also have concerns about a couple’s children. In certain cases, the courts will recognize the rights of these third parties.read more
How is sole or joint custody determined in North Carolina? And when is it necessary to go to court over child custody decisions?read more
Whenever you are dealing with child custody, you need to consider a multitude of factors, including emotional, financial, and practical issues.read more
The answer to if and when a child has a say in living arrangements depends on the condition of your family relationships and the degree of court or third-party involvement with your marital separation.read more
Custody battles between parents can become aggressive and unfriendly. Ironically, the issues that cause the greatest amount of conflict in these cases often aren’t the big, life-changing issues, but rather the small ones. Parents are more likely to argue over issues like where they will meet to exchange the children rather than over important decisions like education or health.read more
Overall, Private Investigators can enhance your case by revealing some of the most intimate moments that are discreetly being hidden by the adversarial party.read more
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