What to Expect from a Child Custody Case in North Carolina

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What to Expect from a Child Custody Case in North CarolinaArguing for child custody is often one of the hardest parts of divorce because you have to essentially fight with your ex for who has what rights to your child while keeping in mind your child’s interests and wellbeing. Here’s what you can typically expect from a child custody case in North Carolina.

  • No parental preference: When you have a case for joint child custody with your ex, the courts in North Carolina will not give an automatic preference to the mother. If the parents cannot come to an agreement on who should have what amount of custody, the judge will decide for them.
  • Based on relationships and stability: The judge will make the custody decision based on your relationship with your child and the financial and emotional stability you can offer your child based on your own emotional and physical health.
  • Possible investigations: Another way that the judge will be able to make decisions on who should obtain what custody rights may be a neutral third-party investigation for both you and your ex. This third party will investigate your home, interview friends and pediatricians, and even make surprise visits to determine which parent is best fit to care for your child.

Child custody cases can be emotionally trying and stressful. If you’d like the legal support of a family lawyer during your case, give us a call. We can answer your questions, guide you through the case, and ensure that you get the best possible results for your case.