Whether you are a parent that is being denied access to your child, a parent who is concerned about your ex’s ability to properly care for your child, or you are just unsure about what will happen after your separation, this area of the law can be scary and confusing.
In North Carolina there are two main categories of child custody: legal and physical custody. Legal custody is the ability to make major decisions for a child, such as decisions related to where they go to school, medical treatment, and religion. Physical custody is where the minor child is physically present.
If someone has sole legal custody, that means they are to make all major decisions for the minor child. If someone has sole physical custody, that means they are not required to allow visitation with the other parent.
Having sole custody only occurs in rare circumstances. Joint custody requires parents to communicate and compromise. Joint custody can be one parent having every other weekend, the parties having equal time with the children, or something in between.
Contact us today to speak with an experienced custody attorney to discuss your case and your legal options.
A Domestic Violence Protective Order (DVPO) is a restraining order that is made to protect a victim of domestic violence and/or the victim’s children from the abuser. If the DVPO is granted, the court can order that the abuser leave the home, get abuser treatment, or several other protections for the victims of domestic violence.
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