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...
Emergency Child Custody in North Carolina

Emergency Child Custody in North Carolina

Call Scott Allen at (919) 863-4183 The law in North Carolina is that a parent may seek emergency custody in limited circumstances when there are extreme safety concerns or there is a risk that a parent will move or has moved the child from North Carolina to avoid this...
When Can a Child Decide Custody?

Best Interest of the Child in North Carolina

Call Scott Allen at (919) 863-4183 NC law states that custody should be determined by what is in “the best interest of the child.”   Unfortunately, parents often disagree on what is best for their children.  I have practiced divorce law in Raleigh and other counties...
When Can a Child Decide Custody?

Custody and Visitation by Skype and Facetime

Call Scott Allen at (919) 863-4183 Skype, Apple Facetime and other video-conferencing technologies are being used more and more between parents and their children who are living primarily or temporarily at long distances.  North Carolina law allows the district court...
Modification of Child Custody in North Carolina

Modification of Child Custody in North Carolina

Call Scott Allen at (919) 863-4183 North Carolina law allows for the modification of a child custody order under certain circumstances.   This article explores the  law and the circumstances allowing the trial court to modify a custody order. This article assumes that...