Resolving Child Custody Matters

Child custody decisions have changed radically in past generations. Both parents often want to be involved in the lives of the children, and it can often lead to very contentious battles between the parents where neither side wants to give.

Warren Family Law knows how emotional child custody issues can be, whether they arise during a divorce or between parents who were never married. We have assisted families in the Charlotte metro area with custody issues for over 30 years, and we are prepared to stand beside you at this challenging time.

Seeking The Best Possible Solution

More studies show the importance of children spending as much time as possible with both parents. If neither parent has a history of violence, substance abuse or other issues that would endanger the child, the goal of most family courts is creating a balanced custody arrangement. Ideally, you and your partner can construct such a plan on your own. An experienced lawyer can help you address all legal issues involved and present it to the court for approval.

Types Of Custody

In addition to creating a fair and reasonable schedule of physical custody, you and your co-parent may agree to share the responsibilities for making important decisions for the child's welfare, which is called legal custody. Some examples of those decisions include these and others:

  • Education, including whether your child will receive special education services
  • Health care, including vaccinations, medications or surgical procedures
  • Religious upbringing

Having your agreement in writing and authorized by the court is the best way to protect your parental rights. There is less chance of a misunderstanding or intentional manipulation of a verbal agreement, such as one parent suddenly moving away with the child. With a court-approved agreement, you will have the law behind you if your co-parent fails to hold up his or her side of the arrangement.

You Are Not Alone

Attorney Jim Warren will devote his personal attention to your goals and support your efforts to reach a custody arrangement that upholds your parental rights and satisfies the laws of North Carolina.

Reaching a resolution peacefully can protect your child from the stress and emotions of a custody battle. Nevertheless, if a civil agreement is not possible, our law firm is prepared to fight for your interests in family court. Call 704-234-6809 or use our online form for straightforward advice and compassionate guidance.