Child Custody Articles

Here, you’ll find access to the most detailed information as it pertains to Child Custody in North Carolina.


What is a Parent Coordinator? with Shaunis Mercer

Shaunis Mercer is more than an attorney: she’s a parent coordinator, a former juvenile defender, and a mother of two. She has been an important member of our team for several years now and continues to make great strives for our clients. Here’s a closer look at her experience working with families, how becoming a mom gave her a new perspective on working with families,...

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The Holidays and Your Children: Custody in Special Situations

Child Custody During the Holidays The Holiday season seems to come upon us quicker and quicker every year, and with it comes hectic schedules full of holiday parties and family gatherings. With all of the holiday cheer and places to be, it is important to follow your custody schedule. Child Custody schedules come in all different shapes and sizes. Before making holiday plans, read over...

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How Much Is a Relocation Case Going to Cost Me?

How Much Is a Relocation Case Going to Cost Me?

It’s a common complaint. Attorneys are too expensive. What are all these fees for anyway? Shouldn’t this process be more affordable? We’re not going to hide this: hiring an attorney to represent you in a custody trial is a costly endeavor. Good attorneys are not cheap. And the good ones will tell you that they are worth it. Most of the time they are, but that doesn’t...

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Your head is spinning. This is all too much! Why does this have to be so hard? Why does sharing a child with someone mean that he or she can at times completely control your life? It is certainly a harsh reality to accept: two households, one child. And what if you didn’t even want to separate from the other parent at all? He or she...

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How Can I Obtain Evidence in Another State to Present in Court?

How Can I Obtain Evidence in Another State to Present in Court?

You live in North Carolina, as you have for several years. Now, though, you want to move to Florida for a great job opportunity. The neighborhood where you would live is full of children, and the schools are fantastic. There are countless extracurricular activities that your kids could participate in. Not to mention, you have numerous relatives who live near your new neighborhood. You’ve filed...

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Who Has Jurisdiction in Child Custody Matters?

Who Has Jurisdiction in Child Custody Matters?

When parents file a custody lawsuit, their first allegations must relate to why and how the state where they filed the case has jurisdiction to hear the matter. When it comes to minor children, a state must have jurisdiction over the child or children in question. For a state to have jurisdiction over a child, it must be the state of the child’s residency. For children, this...

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Relocation for Better Educational Opportunities

Relocation for Better Educational Opportunities

Let’s say that you have always wanted to be a veterinarian. Finally, you were accepted to a veterinary school in Texas. You live in North Carolina. You applied to N.C. State, but you didn’t get in. You have a little boy who is six years old. You share custody of him with your ex-husband. The two of you have a child custody order that outlines...

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Relocation to Be Closer to Family

Relocation to Be Closer to Family

Let’s take a look at the story of Sally and Sam. Sam is career military. The family moved to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina 10 years ago. Sally has stayed in North Carolina because Sam has been deployed so many times that the military hasn’t required her to move. Both Sally and Sam are originally from Arkansas. They have two children, ages seven and nine....

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Moving Without the Children: When It’s That Important

Moving to another state without your children before your custody arrangement is modified or established isn’t advisable. But we’re looking at the worst-case scenarios here. Life happens. Sometimes an elderly parent needs you. You may be the only option. Let’s say your mom’s neighbor just called. He had to take her to the hospital again—this time, she fell in the bathtub. You live in North...

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Relocation: What Do I Do First?

Relocation: What Do I Do First?

It took six years, but you finally did it. You got the job in management. In a month, you’ll move to Seattle. You thought this day would never come! But Seattle is a long way from Raleigh, North Carolina. What are you going to do about the children? You don’t have much time before you need to move. Of course, you want them to move...

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