Proven Greensboro Child Custody Lawyers Advise Divorcing Parents
Triad attorneys pursue solutions that are in young people’s best interests
Even when serious conflicts exist between divorcing parents, it’s worthwhile to seek common ground on child custody and visitation issues. At Sigmon Klein, PLLC in Greensboro, our experienced attorneys represent Triad parents in negotiations and legal proceedings designed to establish fair terms addressing legal and physical custody. We make sure that we gain a true understanding of our clients’ concerns and press to secure an order that meets the needs of their children.
North Carolina firm works to establish appropriate custody terms
During a divorce, separation or some other circumstance where parents have chosen to live apart, we give clients thorough, personalized advice on matters pertaining to:
- Legal and physical custody — There are two types of custody under North Carolina law. Legal custody concerns the authority that parents have to make important decisions relating to their children. Arrangements associated with a young person’s residence are referred to as physical custody.
- Primary and joint arrangements — If parents live close to each other, they might opt to share physical custody, which means that their son or daughter will spend at least 123 nights in each home. In other circumstances, giving one parent primary physical custody might be the better solution. Legal custody is frequently granted on a joint basis so that both parents have a say in the medical treatment, religious upbringing and education of their child.
- Factors in custody decisions — Anything affecting a young person’s welfare can be considered by the court during a custody determination, but factors that are often pivotal include the individual parent-child relationships, the importance of maintaining school continuity and each parent’s ability to provide a stable, supportive environment.
We blend effective legal representation with compassionate counsel to give you and your children the best chance to make a positive transition.
How are visitation rights determined?
A parent who does not have primary physical custody still should have frequent, meaningful contact with their child. Our firm takes great care to develop visitation plans that establish clear rules regarding time a young person will spend in their noncustodial parent’s home, along with terms addressing vacations, holidays and transportation arrangements. It is critical that both parents are committed to compliance with parenting time schedules, so it’s usually best to cooperate on these matters, but our family law attorneys are prepared to argue for suitable visitation rights in court if need be.
Skillful litigators handle custody order modifications and enforcement
Children change and so do their parents. Accordingly, it is often appropriate to request a revision to a standing custody order. If the parties agree to the modification, our firm can prepare and file the necessary paperwork. When conflicts exist over a home relocation or some other proposed change, we attempt to achieve consensus so that the needs of parents and children are satisfied. When a proper resolution can’t be worked out, we advocate for clients in mediation proceedings and court hearings. Our attorneys also represent parents in matters where the ex-spouse is accused of violating custody or visitation terms.
Knowledgeable attorneys assist grandparents seeking visitation
Children who no longer live with both parents due to a divorce or separation might be prevented from spending time with their grandparents. In these situations, as well as when a custody dispute exists between unmarried parents, grandparents have the right to seek a court order granting them visitation rights. Our firm will review the circumstances in detail and advise you as to whether filing a petition for visitation is likely to be successful.
Contact an effective Triad lawyer for a consultation regarding your child custody issue
Sigmon Klein, PLLC in Greensboro assists North Carolina parents with various child custody concerns. Please call 336-697-6790 or contact us online to make an appointment for a consultation.