Greensboro Child Custody & Visitation Attorney
Kirkman Attorneys at Law
Dividing property is one thing – but you can’t split your children. Child custody is often the most contentious part of a divorce. At Kirkman Attorneys at Law, you will be guided by our reputable and experienced child custody lawyers who understand North Carolina custody law and the dynamics of divorce with children. Our child custody attorneys have helped hundreds of clients resolve custody disputes out of court and hundreds of others stand their ground in contested child custody proceedings.
Understanding North Carolina Child Custody and Visitation Law
North Carolina judges have a significant amount of discretion in determining and ordering child custody and visitation arrangements. The judge is required by law to determine the custody and visitation arrangement which is in the best interest of the child. In determining custody and visitation arrangement, the court must be gender-neutral, meaning that is no presumption in favor of the father or mother. Each case is unique and will be decided on its own merits.
In North Carolina there are two components to a child custody arrangement or order – legal custody and physical custody. The legal custody component refers to how major decisions concerning the child’s life will be made, including decisions concerning the child’s education, religion, and health. The physical custody component, often called parenting time in other jurisdictions, refers to the amount of time the child spends with each parent. Often when the child resides with one parent for the vast majority of the time, it is said that the parent has primary physical custody. The other parent is said to have secondary custody, otherwise known as visitation. The parent with secondary physical custody often will have a child support obligation.
Contact a NC Child Custody and Visitation Lawyer Today
We represent mothers, father, grandparents, and non-parents in Greensboro and the surrounding Piedmont Triad in child custody and child visitation proceedings. Our child custody attorneys at Kirkman Attorneys at Law, have extensive experience in child custody and visitation matters. Call one of our experienced Greensboro custody lawyers at Kirkman Law today, (336) 274-7898 or online.
At Kirkman Attorneys at Law, we provided skilled legal representation to clients in Greensboro, High Point, Oak Ridge, Summerfield, Pleasant Garden, Jamestown, Gibsonville, Guilford County, and the surrounding areas. Contact our office today at 336-274-7898 to arrange a consultation with an experienced Greensboro Family Law attorney to protect your best interests.