Child Custody

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Can a Consent Order Be Changed?

In North Carolina, when a married couple has children together and is divorcing, before the divorce is finalized, there must be an agreement on custody. In cases where the couple can’t agree, the judge will determine custody and issue a court order. However, as mediation becomes more common for divorcing couples who are seeking to […]

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How the “Best Interest of the Child” Principle Affects Custody

If a child custody case must be settled by a judge, rather than negotiated and agreed upon by the two parents, they will determine both legal and physical custody using the “best interest of the child” principle. Many parents don’t understand what this means, whether a judge has guidelines to use or they are ruling […]

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How to Prepare for Your Custody Settlement Conference

During a divorce, one of the most challenging issues to settle is child custody. Both parents love and want the best for their children while also wanting to spend more time with them. On top of this, there are often disagreements about parenting and how to raise the children, and these all often combine to […]