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What is "the best interest of the child?"

If you have been involved in a child custody case, I am sure that you have heard either your lawyer or the Judge refer to the "best interest of the child" and wondered what that exactly meant. I am also sure that you are wondering why the Judge gets to determine the best interest of your child.

Child Custody - 7 Tips for Surviving Summer with your Ex

Now that Memorial Day is upon us, so is the start of summer. The start of summer also means the end of school, summer vacations and, quite often, great amounts of phone calls to the office about child custody and visitation issues. Having experienced this for a long period of time, I have put together this list of 7 tips to help you survive this summer. These tips, however, are not just for summer.

Ending Electronic Harassment - Civil Remedies

With increasing frequency, our divorce and child custody clients have been seeking advice on unpleasant situations that have arisen through modern methods of communication. Too often, they have been the subject of disparaging Facebook posts, threatening text messages, or incessant phone calls. Fortunately, there are several legal options clients can pursue to put an end to, and hold the offending party accountable for, unwelcome and inappropriate use of social media, electronic communication, and telephone calls.

North Carolina Child Custody FAQ, Part 2

Can a judge order no visitation or supervised visitation?

Judges have discretion in making child custody awards. When one parent has a history of abusive behavior, substance abuse, or other actions that might create a danger to the child, a judge might order supervised visitation. If the situation is extreme, the judge might deny visitation completely for a period of time, until a parent is able to show that they are able to care for the child.

North Carolina Child Custody FAQ, Part 1

Who will get custody of our children?

In North Carolina, there is no preference for either parent in a custody dispute. The court makes custody decisions on the basis of what is the best interest of the child. Learn more about best interest of the child in North Carolina.

Child Custody Evaluations: Do's and Don'ts for Parents

If you're in the midst of a child custody fight, you may be dealing with a custody evaluation as part of the court process. Your meetings with the evaluator present a challenge. You want to be yourself, yet you probably cannot avoid going out of your way to present yourself favorably. That's entirely natural, and it's also natural for you to be anxious when you meet with the evaluator. As you proceed through the evaluation, there are some important dos and don'ts to remember:

Winston-Salem Child Custody: Key Factors in Modifying A Ruling

Ability to Provide Stable Environment

The parents' ability to fulfill the child's basic needs is a crucial factor in determining whether to modify a child custody ruling. A court may transfer custody if a parent cannot provide the child with a stable environment. Situations that may influence a court to transfer custody include when the custodial parent:

Can Child Custody Be Modified in North Carolina?

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When Should I Hire A Winston-Salem Child Custody Lawyer?

It is always important for a parent facing a custody battle to hire a qualified, experienced and aggressive child custody attorney at the earliest possible point in the case. The judge in a child custody hearing is looking for specific evidence relating to the most appropriate custodial arrangement to serve the best interests of the child. Hiring an attorScott Law Custody Lawyer.jpgney early in this process allows time for the attorney to gather all supporting evidence and thoroughly prepare for Court and settlement discussions.

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