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Articles Posted in Child Custody

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

It is not uncommon for a divorced parent to petition a North Carolina court to terminate the parental rights of their former spouse. However, many people do not realize how and when parental rights can be terminated in North Carolina.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What are my custody rights if the other parent moves?”

If you are in the middle of a divorce or are contemplating a divorce in North Carolina, you may be wondering about the different types of child custody. As you and your kids are about to begin a new chapter in your life, it is essential to consider all available options.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Who pays for the children’s health insurance and co-pays?”

Vaccination is a tricky subject, especially when one parent wants to vaccinate their child while the other parent refuses to. When divorced parents cannot find common ground on the issue of vaccination for their children, it is essential to work with an experienced family lawyer.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

The short answer is: no, children cannot simply decide which parent to live with under North Carolina’s family law. However, a child’s preference to live with either parent can be taken into consideration by the court during a child custody case.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

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As the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is nowhere in sight, parents and children are required to navigate online schooling and distance learning. Adjusting to the new reality can be difficult and stressful for all parents, especially divorced parents who share child custody.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Does adultery affect who gets custody?”

A partner’s addiction or problem with alcohol or drugs can put a significant strain on your relationship. In fact, addiction issues are one of the most common reasons for divorce. When marriage involves children, either parent’s substance abuse or addiction can have a detrimental effect on children.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What are my custody rights if the other parent moves?”

While some divorced and separated parents can agree on various issues surrounding child custody, many couples struggle with finding middle ground. When parents cannot reach a consensus regarding custody issues, they may need help from a neutral third party.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What can I do to gain custody of my child in North Carolina?”

In recent years, an increasing number of couples have opted for mediation and other alternative means of dispute resolution. While North Carolina courts recognize agreements regarding child custody without requiring parents to participate in the costly and emotionally-draining divorce litigation process, a court may invalidate or override such agreements if they are not in the child’s best interest.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How does custody work if one parent moves internationally?”

Relocating following a divorce is always a tough decision. However, moving out of state or country with a child or children after a divorce is even more difficult and complicated from both a legal and emotional perspective.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What are my custody rights if the other parent moves?”

When parents get divorced or separated, the court issues a child custody order that puts the custody arrangement in writing. However, child custody orders are not necessarily permanent. In North Carolina, a judge has jurisdiction to modify a custody order at any point until the child reaches the age of majority.

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