Defending Your Rights In Child Custody And Support
Most divorce decrees will include an order specifying the child custody privileges of each parent, and the topic of child custody often triggers highly intense and contentious battles between the parties to any dissolution of marriage.
In North Carolina, our courts do not award custody to mothers automatically. In addition, there is no preset age at which children are deemed capable of deciding for themselves with which parent they will live. Judges evaluate each case individually and are charged with making a decision that is “in the best interests of the children.”
But child custody outcomes do not have to be handed down from the bench. There are alternatives such as arbitration, mediation and settlement negotiations, among others. The lawyers at Harbinson & Brzykcy, Attorneys at Law, believe fully that parents know their children better than any judge. Attorney Harbinson will always encourage feuding soon-to-be ex-spouses to set aside their hurt feelings and work together toward a quick and amicable solution.
Legal Guidance For Determining Your Child’s Financial Future
The issue of child support can cause a great deal of stress, anxiety and consternation for each parent of any minor child. We know firsthand that nothing in the world is more imperative than ensuring your sons and daughters are covered with an appropriate and comprehensive plan following a divorce.
When it comes to child support, the noncustodial parent is usually ordered to provide financial assistance following the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines. Payments typically continue until the children reach the age of majority.
The algorithm used to determine how much of a contribution will be required by each parent incorporates the following factors:
- The incomes of each parent
- Child care expenses
- Costs for health (medical and dental) insurance of the children
- Current and previous child support obligations for other children
- Any special needs considerations, such as medical conditions or disabilities
If you want to discuss your options in child custody and support, we are happy to assist you at Harbinson & Brzykcy, Attorneys at Law, in Alexander County. We have more than 60 years of combined experience in family law and various legal areas.
Let’s Work On Solutions For Your Children
Our priority is what is best for your children. Let’s work to secure their rights and financial future. Call 828-600-7462 in Taylorsville to schedule a consultation with us. You can also send your contact information via our online form. We accept credit cards.