Child Custody – Mothers vs. Fathers

Child Custody – Mothers vs. Fathers

Call Scott Allen at (919) 863-4183 I frequently get asked: “Does the law in North Carolina prefer mothers over fathers in child custody cases?”     The short answer is no.   The gender preferences that once gave mothers a special status in child custody...
Credibility and Honesty in the Courtroom

Credibility and Honesty in the Courtroom

I heard this the other day and I thought I’d pass it on to you:  “in the courtroom you have credibility one time.”   What does that mean? It’s simple.   If you as a witness in court or a party  lie to the court or allow a misimpression to form,...
When Can a Child Decide Custody?

When Can a Child Decide Custody?

Call Scott Allen at (919) 863-4183 When can a child decide custody? Rather than making you read more and then giving you the answer later, I’ve decided just to say it up front: under North Carolina law a child almost never has the final legal say as to which...