Family law issues in North Carolina that involve child custody and visitation can be some of the most complicated issues that a court will face. These types of cases involve not only legal issues to address, but also the strained emotions and strong reactions that can occur when one party feels slighted over the other, or when one party believes that the wrong decisions on behalf of the child are being made, either by the court or the other parent. Our readers in North Carolina who are facing child custody and visitation issues in family law court should know their rights.
First and foremost, it is important to understand that the family law courts in North Carolina will be fixated on the “best interests of the child,” which is a legal standard that can seem a bit nebulous and subjective. That is because it is. What is “best” for any given child will differ widely, depending on the unique family dynamics that are involved in the case.
However, while the family law court might be focused on this legal standard, parents are simply focused on doing what they believe is right for their children. Parents have the right to advocate their beliefs in court, or in direct out-of-court negotiations with the other parent. Pushing hard for what one believes is not something to be ashamed of or to be timid about.
At our law firm, we work with our clients in North Carolina to attempt to find solutions to their unique child custody and visitation legal issues. No two families are the same and, as a result, different solutions might be better than others in any given situation. For more information about how we attempt to help parents in North Carolina, please visit our child custody and visitation website.