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Couple's custody and divorce proceedings last more than 2 years

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are two of the biggest celebrities in the world. They have each starred in a number of blockbuster hits and have gained critical acclaim for their more serious work. However, in recent years North Carolina residents may be more familiar with the former couple because of the pair's ongoing divorce and custody battles instead of their movie careers.

Cheating, custody and children: dealing with infidelity

Not everyone may choose to keep up with the Kardashians, but unless a person has completely avoided the internet they are probably aware that controversy follows the famous family wherever it goes. Recently, sister Khloe split with the father of her child over allegations that he cheated on her with a family friend, which left many questions with regard to how her relationship with her ex would proceed and how they would successfully co-parent their one-year-old daughter.

Virtual visitation may serve a family's needs

It is incredibly common for North Carolina residents to communicate with each other through electronic means. With a quick call from a cell phone a person can confirm a meeting, or with an instant text, message they may wish a friend a happy birthday. While face to face meetings are still the cornerstone of strong personal and professional relationships, electronic and online interfaces have given people new ways of staying in touch.

What is the difference between legal and physical custody?

In North Carolina there are two different types of child custody that must be settled when parties divorce or separate and share children between them. This post will offer a brief discussion of these two forms of custody, known as legal custody and physical custody, but readers should speak to their own family law attorneys about their unique cases as this article does not provide legal advice.

Advocate for your child's best interests in custody proceedings

In divorce and child custody proceedings, the focus is (of course) on the best interests of the child. Ensuring children have everything they need to be financially, physically, emotionally, psychologically and educationally stable and prosperous is not easy.

Overview of visitation rights in North Carolina

Many parents in Charlotte, North Carolina live in separate homes and thus must share their children. When this happens, parents will usually either have a custody and visitation arrangement that will specify when each parent will have the child. Alternatively, the court will issue its own order setting up a parenting schedule. In situations other than a true joint custody arrangement, one parent will get custody and the other parent will generally have visitation rights.

Schools out for Summer

What can be a joyous time for some children and parents--the last day of school--can be filled with fear and anxiety for others. We know that this time of year brings increased litigation around summer schedules, travel details and passports. Don't hesitate to contact us if you're feeling stuck or pressured. Please also follow us at @queenofcustody on Instagram for inspiration on this coparenting journey.

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