Experienced Help With Custody and Visitation in North Carolina
Nothing is more important than your relationship with your children. You want to make certain that custody and visitation arrangements support that relationship. That is why it is important to choose an attorney who will never lose sight of that fact, and who will provide you with sensitive and practical advice when guiding you through the difficult process of divorce.
At the law firm of Weaver, Bennett & Bland, P.A., our Union County child custody attorneys have more than 30 years of experience helping people throughout the Union County and Mecklenburg County areas. You can turn to us to help you structure custody and visitation arrangements that are in the best interests of your children.
Agreements That Benefit Your Children
Our North Carolina family law attorneys believe that it is preferable for parents to work out the terms of child custody and visitation in an agreement rather than relying on a judge, who is a stranger to your family, to make those decisions. By negotiating with your spouse, you also create a basis for ongoing communication, rather than clouding your relationship with conflict. Before going to court, you may even be required to attend parenting classes and mediation.
Custody and Visitation Definitions
There are different options for custodial arrangements that may be granted solely to one parent, or jointly to both parents, depending on the situation, including:
Physical custody: This refers to a child's primary residence and day to day care. Generally, physical custody will be awarded to the parent who has been the child's primary caretaker during the party's marriage, although families can work out a variety of arrangements.
Legal custody: This refers to a parent's right to be involved in major decisions, such as those related to education, medical care and religion. Generally, legal custody is shared between both parents.
Visitation: This is sometimes referred to as parenting time and can be thought of as a lesser form of physical custody. We can help parents work out visitation agreements that will allow their children to maintain strong relationships with both parents.
Post-Decree Modification and Parental Relocation
If there has been a substantial change in circumstances following finalization of your custody arrangement, the legal team at Weaver, Bennett & Bland, P.A., can help you submit a motion to modify the terms of your custody and visitation arrangement. We also represent both custodial and non-custodial parents in motions to relocate out of state.
Call for a Consultation With a Charlotte Child Visitation Attorney
If you need assistance with a custody matter, we are prepared to help. Contact our Union County and Mecklenburg County child custody lawyers online or call 704-321-8031 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.