Although money and property are important matters in a divorce, these assets pale in comparison with the legal issues affecting your children. A child custody battle will affect their lives long after it is over. It will affect where your children live and go to school and the time you spend with them until they become young adults. It is critical for you to choose a lawyer who understands these matters and does not leave it up to chance. It is extremely important to have a caring, knowledgeable advocate to guide you through these important legal issues.
At Greenwood Law, we handle a wide array of legal issues involving children, including child custody and support. With great care and concern, we personally handle matters involving your children. We understand the emotional considerations and the importance of making sound decisions now to prevent hardship for your children later. Our attorneys will take the time to listen to your situation, explain your legal options and develop a legal strategy while keeping your child’s best interests at heart. Our law firm is committed to protecting your parental rights and maintaining the best interests of children.
Navigating Custody Issues
Child custody issues are separated into two types:
- Legal custody: This will determine who makes critical decisions about education, religion, health care and other matters involving your children.
- Physical custody: This will determine where the child holds primary residence. The noncustodial parent is generally granted visitation by the court.
In North Carolina, parents will often share legal custody; parents are strongly encouraged to work toward agreement on custody issues in lieu of a judge’s involvement. Most of the time, a child is best served by maintaining a meaningful relationship with both parents. We will take the time to walk you through the law. We want you to understand all of your options as well as what is possible and what is realistic for your personal situation involving custody and visitation.
The Rights Of Grandparents
Grandparents (on both sides) should not be left out of your custody dispute, as they have rights, too. If you are a grandparent with concerns about your role in your grandchild’s life, we can help you seek visitation privileges. In cases involving an unfit parent, grandparents may be able to seek primary custody. Our law firm will walk you through the laws on the books to see if certain situations warrant a custody challenge. Call Greenwood Law today to schedule a consultation.
How North Carolina Establishes Fair Child Support
Here in North Carolina, the state government requires both parents to share the weight of their children’s financial needs. The state bases the amount of child support payments on guidelines that the government determines. Many factors such as gross income, number of kids and cost of care come into consideration when they determine how much a parent must pay.
If both parents earn more than $360,000, the court sets aside the typical guidelines and uses alternative methods. If a parent does not pay the support the court can make him or her pay in arrears.
We Care About You And Your family
At Greenwood Law, you will not be treated like a case number. We treat every client with the respect he or she deserves. We give every client our absolute best, and we will give you our best if we handle your case.
Going through a child custody dispute is a stressful, frightening experience, but a skilled lawyer can take much of the anxiety out of the equation. We give our clients straight talk and strong advocacy. If you hire our law firm, you will know where you stand and that you have a lawyer willing to go the extra mile for you!
Contact Us Today
If you are facing custody issues in North Carolina, we are here to protect your rights and the rights of your children. Contact Greenwood Law today online or by telephone at 336-794-6138 to arrange a consultation with a knowledgeable Winston-Salem and North Carolina child custody/family law attorney. A consult fee is charged for family law. And, a consult fee is charged for immigration law.