Child Custody & Child Support
Let Us Help You with All Child Custody & Support Issues
A child custody dispute can be difficult. You both love your child and want to spend as much time with your child as possible.
In North Carolina, both parents have an equal right to custody. The end of a marriage or relationship can be a very chaotic time for a family. Many parents are able to agree on child custody and on a visitation schedule. Unfortunately, because of the anger and hurt that some parents may feel for each other, they are unable to work things out.
Whether parents are in the midst of a separation, divorce, or have never been married, child custody disputes can be hard on the parents and the children caught in the middle of the dispute. If parents are unable to reach an agreement on their own, a Judge will decide which parent will have custody of the children. If it is at all possible for you and your spouse to work out the child custody issues between the two of you, that is the best choice. Sometimes, it is not possible for parents to agree and the Court must decide. In making custody decisions, courts base their decisions on the “best interests” of the child.
If you and the other parent are not able to agree, you need an attorney that understands your love for your child and is willing to fight for your child custody rights.
Contrary to popular belief, the courts have no preference for mothers over fathers in child custody cases. For many years, fathers have been reluctant to pursue primary child custody of their children even though they are more than capable of providing a safe home and nurturing their children. You should not wait to seek the assistance of an attorney or the court system if you are unable to work with your spouse to come to a satisfactory arrangement which is best for your child or children. The end of your marriage or the fact that you were never married to your child's mother should not stop you from fighting for your child custody and visitation rights.
Contact our office today for aggressive and fair representation to preserve your relationship with your children.
Getting a fair amount of child support is important. Both parents' gross monthly incomes are used to calculate child support and the way in which the support is calculated depends upon whether the parent has sole/primary custody, joint custody, or shared/split custody.
We can help answer questions like:
- What counts as a parent's income for child support purposes?
- Will my new husband or wife's income count towards child support?
- My child's other parent refuses to pay child support regularly. What can I do to enforce my child support?
We recognize that your family is important to you and that you only want the best for your children.
If you are the spouse wanting to receive child support, we believe that you and your child should receive the child support that you deserve.
If you are the spouse paying child support, we believe that you should only pay what the law requires in child support.
We are willing to listen to you and assist you resolve your child custody and child support during this most difficult time. We will provide you with compassionate and aggressive representation to get you the child support that your child deserves. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us today.