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Research looks at parental alienation syndrome

When parents in North Carolina go through a divorce, they could end up in a contentious custody battle as well. In some cases, a parent may allege that abuse has occurred. There are cases in which the other parent may counter this with a claim of parental alienation.

What to know about visitation rights

It is not uncommon for North Carolina parents who are denied physical child custody to be given visitation rights. Generally speaking, the law prefers that both parents have a relationship with their children. It is important to note that parents are not necessarily denied custody of their sons or daughters because they are bad people. Instead, a judge has decided that it's in the child's best interest to live primarily with one parent.

Taking the right steps to modify child custody

When most people in North Carolina reach an agreement or receive a ruling on how child custody will be arranged in the aftermath of a relationship, whether it was a marriage or not, those people probably expect that there is little to nothing they can do about the terms of that arrangement. However, in certain circumstances, there may be options for those who wish to attempt to modify their child custody arrangement.

Know your rights when it comes to child custody and visitation

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.

Child custody and "virtual" visitation

When the focus of a contentious family law court case in North Carolina is on child custody, it can be easy to see why there is so much emotion involved. After all, most parents want what is best for their children, and usually parents believe that spending time with their children is good for their family development. However, not all parents are in a position to spend as much time as they would like with their children under the terms of a child custody arrangement. That is where "virtual" visitation may come into play.

Child custody factors in the "best interests of the child"

Our readers in North Carolina who are familiar with previous posts here know that sometimes child custody disputes can become the most contentious part of a divorce case. Or, in those cases in which the parents of the child were never married to begin with, child custody issues can start off as contentious right from the very beginning.

Focusing on the children in a child custody dispute

For couples in North Carolina who are going through a divorce, there is a wide range of issues that can lead to contentious disagreements, including property division, alimony, child support and child custody. Child custody, however, has the potential to be the most explosive issue of all in the case. After all, every parent wants what is best for their child and, if the couple is getting divorced, obviously, they have trouble agreeing on certain issues. That likely includes what exactly is, in fact, best for the child.

Explore your options in difficult child custody disputes

It is easy to overlook the fact that married couples and unmarried couples alike often have child custody disputes. While married couples who go through a divorce, if they have minor children, will come out of the case with some type of child custody arrangement, unmarried couples who have children together can also approach a family law court for help in determining a child custody arrangement that is legally binding. However, for some people, just because a court order exists does not necessarily mean that they intend to follow the "letter of the law."

How might your child custody arrangement turn out?

When it comes to legal proceedings that involve children, the parties can go through quite a range of emotions as the process plays out. Child custody disputes are a prime example, whether they come up in the process of a divorce or between a couple who has a child together but were never married. No matter the range of emotions that the parties might go through, it is important to keep an eye on the main goal of the child custody process: to determine an arrangement that is in the best interests of the child.

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