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Child Custody In NC

Custody

One of the most important issues that can arise from a separation is child custody, visitation, and the living arrangements for children. Warren & Warren, P.A. represents both mothers and fathers. We will assist you with a custody agreement and guide you through the process of obtaining a consent order or court order that resolves this issue. If possible, we try to resolve these issues through negotiations and settlement. However, when custody or visitation must be resolved through a contested matter in court, having a skilled and experienced attorney on your side is imperative. If you have minor children, it is important to consult with our firm prior to separating or negotiating with your spouse about your children’s living arrangements. Your decision and actions early in this separation process will have a significant impact on the outcome of custody and the eventual living arrangements of your children. These arrangements will affect your children’s welfare and child support.

Grandparent's Rights

Regarding grandparents’ rights in a custody situation, grandparents should consult with us as to their rights to protect their relationship with their grandchildren. Sometimes, parents do not cooperate to protect the grandparents’ interests. When a substantial relationship already exists between the grandparents and grandchildren, certain rules must be followed in order for the grandparents to preserve that relationship.

Modification

Custody and visitation orders may be modified from time to time by either consent of the parties or, after a hearing and showing by the moving party that there has been a substantial change of circumstances since the previous order. The change must be substantial and affect the welfare of the child to warrant a modification of custody or visitation. As always, the guiding principle in all custody or custody modifications decisions is that custody be granted to the parent or person that will serve the best interest of the child.