Monroe Child Custody & Support Lawyer
Child Custody and Support Lawyer: Union County
What is in the best interests of the child?
Parents can honestly differ in what would be best for a child in a divorce. But custody must be determined either by agreement of the parents or by a judge's decision. Your family law attorney at the Caldwell Helder Helms & Robison law firm in Monroe, North Carolina, can explain the issues involved in child custody and child support.
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In a divorce, a concerned parent's initial questions will often be about the children. Who will get custody? Who will pay child support? How much will child support cost?
At Caldwell Helder Helms & Robison, an initial, one-hour consultation with a family law attorney is $200/$300.
Who will get custody? This is not about proving one parent unfit. In most cases, both parents are fit to take care of the children. This is about the best interests of each child.
What kind of custody arrangements can be made? Should the children have one place that they can call home and liberal visitation with the other parent? Should the parents share custody 50/50? The parents can reach an agreement or they can allow a judge to make the decision. We can advise you about how courts in Union County handle typical cases.
What if there is a need to modify custody after the divorce is final? When a child gets older and wants to change households, when a parent's priorities change, or when a parent becomes unable to care for a child, what happens? Talk to a family law attorney about a post-judgment modification of the child custody order.
What if the custodial parent moves? If the custodial parent can demonstrate a good reason for moving and taking the child, then visitation arrangements will need to be modified to fit the new circumstances.
How much child support will be ordered? North Carolina has child support guidelines that consider a number of factors including the income of each parent and the standard of living the child has come to expect. Talk to a lawyer about how the guidelines will affect you and your family.
Please review our Family Law Information Center.
When you need an attorney in Union County, you can trust the experience and long tradition of service at the Caldwell Helder Helms & Robison law firm. Contact us for a consultation.