Charlotte Child Custody LAWYER
Charlotte Child Custody Lawyer Representing Families and Visitation Rights
Family Law Lawyers Serving Cabarrus, Union, Iredell & Mecklenburg County
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. Our child custody lawyers serving Mecklenburg County have assisted families around the Charlotte metro area with child custody issues for over 40 years.
Seeking The Best Possible Solution For your family
More studies show the importance of children spending as much time as possible with both parents.
Suppose neither parent has a history of violence, substance abuse, or other issues that would endanger the child. In that case, most Mecklenburg County family courts aim to create a balanced child custody arrangement. Ideally, you and your partner can construct such a plan independently.
Types Of Custody in Mecklenburg County
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.
Understanding Joint Custody vs. Sole Custody
When it comes to child custody arrangements, it's important to understand the difference between joint custody and sole custody. Joint custody means both parents share legal and physical custody of the child, while sole custody means one parent has primary custody and decision-making authority.
Our experienced Charlotte child custody lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of joint custody and sole custody arrangements, and work towards the best possible solution for your family. We understand the emotional and legal challenges involved in child custody cases, and we are here to provide you with the support and guidance you need.
Factors to consider when determining custody arrangements include:
- Each parent's ability to provide a stable and nurturing environment
- The child's relationship with each parent
- The child's preference (depending on age and maturity)
- Any history of domestic violence or substance abuse
Whether you are seeking joint custody or sole custody, our dedicated Charlotte child custody lawyers are committed to advocating for your rights and the best interests of your child.
At What Age Does a Child Have a Say in Custody in NC?
No law in NC allows children to choose which parent to live with at a certain age. So there is no difference whether your child is 7 or 16 years old. In contrast, some other states allow the child of a specific age to choose one parent over the other.
You Are Not Alone our child custody lawyers are here for you!
Attorney Jim Warren will devote his personal attention to your goals and support your efforts to reach a child 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) 741-1763 or use our online form for straightforward advice and compassionate guidance.
“BEST Family Law attorney, by far. I've known Mr. Warren since the mid 90's and would use no other in a Divorce situation. EXTREMELY professional and will fight for you, all the way.” - Greg H.
“Won my case with the upmost professionalism and toughness. I would recommend James to anyone dealing with a custody and/or child support issue. Fantastic!!!” - Mary B.
“Mr. Warren is an excellent attorney to have in your corner from the beginning all the way until the end of settlements. I personally had a previous subpar attorney before retaining Mr. Warren. Thankfully I retained his services.” - Joel