If you would like to establish custody or visitation of your child or are unhappy with your current custody arrangement, you may benefit from working with a North Carolina mothers’ rights lawyer. At King Law, we understand how high the stakes are in cases that affect mother-child relationships, so we always handle these cases with the highest degree of compassion and professionalism.
Types of Mothers’ Rights Issues We Handle in North Carolina
The North Carolina family law team at King Law works vigorously to protect the rights of mothers and achieve solutions that are in the best interest of children. Types of mothers’ rights cases we represent mothers for include:
- Child support
- Violation of court orders
- Domestic violence and abuse
- Relocation issues
- Paternity disputes
- Modification of child custody or support orders
- A father interfering with visitation
When it comes to child custody, there are four types in North Carolina:
- Legal custody: gives a parent the right to make decisions regarding the health, education, or religious affiliation of a child
- Physical custody: determines where a child will live
- Joint custody: both the mother and father have shared custody of a child
- Sole custody: only one parent has legal custody of a child
Mediation is often required in North Carolina to provide parents with an opportunity to reach an agreement regarding the custody of their child without having to appear in court. Mediation is less stressful than court and promotes a cooperative environment to help parents find common ground. Should meditation fail to lead to an agreement, the case will go to trial, and a judge will determine custody arrangements.
Factors North Carolina Courts Take into Consideration when Determining Child Custody
When a court decides which parent should have custody of a child, they will base their decision on what is believed to be best for the child. Although no preference is given to the mother or father in North Carolina, the courts consider multiple factors when determining custody agreements. Considerations include issues such as the:
- Child’s routine
- Parent’s ability to meet the needs of the child
- Lifestyle and behaviors of the parent
- Emotional connection between the child and parent
- Child’s personal preference (if they are mature enough to decide)
- Proximity of the two households and to the child’s school or daycare
- Estimation of how much the parent will encourage the child to have a close relationship with the other parent
- Ability each parent has to provide a stable environment for the child
- Involvement of each parent with the child’s school and extracurricular activities
- Protection of continuity if the child has been in one stable environment
- Likelihood the parent will remain in contact with the other parent regarding the child’s school, activities, and other issues
In some cases, the court will call for testimony from people with close relationships to the child, such as family members or teachers, to provide insight into any of the factors outlined above. A mothers’ rights lawyer at King Law can help protect you and provide you with the peace of mind you need and deserve.
Protect Your Rights and Your Children’s Rights with a North Carolina Mothers’ Rights Attorney
If you are going through a divorce, our lawyers can represent your interests to help ensure that you obtain the child custody and support you need in order to provide the level of care your children deserve. If your former spouse is failing to make their child support payments or violating other court orders, King Law can help.
Our team has extensive experience helping mothers obtain custody and visitation of their children. We understand the emotional troubles you are currently facing and will pair empathy with aggressive representation to obtain a favorable outcome for your case. Protect your rights and your child’s rights by calling (888) 748-KING(5464) or completing our contact form to schedule a confidential consultation with a North Carolina mothers’ rights attorney.