Dedicated Asheville Attorneys Handle Child Custody Issues
Family law firm represents clients throughout Western North Carolina
At The Moore Law Office, PLLC in Asheville, we understand that nothing is more important to the success of a child than strong parental guidance. However, when a marriage ends, conflicts often end up hurting children most of all. Across Western North Carolina, we provide strong counsel and encourage parents to find common ground when addressing child custody matters. When that is impossible, decisions must be made concerning the two types of custody. Legal custody relates to decision-making authority for the child, and physical custody addresses where the child will live. Whether in court, mediation or negotiations, our lawyers provide strong legal support that is focused on protecting your children’s rights.
Knowledgeable advisers assist parents with custody determinations
Like the courts of other states, North Carolina courts seek to render a custody decision that is in the best interests of the child. This can lead to a wide-ranging review of your family situation. In a consultation, our family law attorneys can help you understand the statues and procedures concerning:
- Custody factors — Judges look at numerous pieces of information when making custody determinations including the child’s safety, educational opportunities, routines and each parent’s ability to create a positive environment. We formulate a thorough overview of each factor so that courts understand the consequences of their actions.
- Enforcement — Even if you feel a violation is minor, prompt enforcement of child custody orders is necessary to safeguard your rights and those of your children. Whether you believe that a term of your custody agreement has been violated or you have been accused of a breach, our lawyers will vigorously represent you before the court.
- Parental relocation — If a parent with residential custody seeks to move away from the child’s other parent, court intervention might be necessary. Our lawyers work to reach consensus whenever possible. In some instances, a move might be in the best interests of the child, but we are prepared to advocate in court if your relationship with your child is threatened.
Whether you and your co-parent are committed to resolving these issues amicably or are having difficulty reaching an agreement, we will safeguard your legal rights and those of your children.
Experienced lawyers help with parenting plans and visitation rights
It is important for parents who are not awarded residential custody to maintain frequent and meaningful contact with their children. We help draft and negotiate effective parenting plans to avoid conflict and confusion. Whenever possible, our lawyers strive to reach agreement on visitation issues such as vacations, holidays and transportation. Though North Carolina only grants visitation rights to grandparents under certain circumstances, we take a variety of actions to protect family relationships after a divorce.
Contact a skilled North Carolina child custody lawyer for a consultation
The Moore Law Office, PLLC represents clients in child custody and other family law cases. To learn more about our firm, please call 828-333-4796 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Asheville office.