Child custody disagreements are harsh on everyone involved, especially the children. That’s why it’s important you work with an experienced lawyer who can help make the process as easy and painless as possible so you can focus on what matters most. The Sparrow Law Firm has experience protecting your family’s best interests and arriving at an agreement that works for all parties.
There are a lot of different options when it comes to determining child custody in North Carolina. Here are the ways North Carolina categorizes child custody:
- Legal Custody – The party able to make significant decisions on behalf of the child
- Joint Custody – Shared custody of the child
- Physical Custody – Where and with whom the child will reside
- Sole Custody – One parent has custody
Ideally, after a divorce, the parents will be able to reach a mutual agreement when it comes to the custody of their child. In cases where this is not possible or there is disagreement, a lawyer can help mediate a solution that works in the child’s best interest.
If taken to court, child custody is determined in North Carolina based on an assortment of factors. First, a judge will examine the child’s overall level of safety with either parent as well as current living situation. The deciding factor will be whether or not each parent is able to provide a stable home.
When it comes to child custody, you want to avoid taking your case to the courtroom if possible. Court-ordered child custody agreements are often heartbreaking and difficult, thus the need to work with an experienced lawyer who can avoid needing to take the case to a judge.
If you’re involved in a child custody case, call our office today for a free consultation. We’ll fight to protect your family!