NC Custody Attorney - Overview of North Carolina Child Custody Law
A dispute over your child's custody can be an extremely difficult and complicated situation, both personally and legally. However, this site is devoted to helping you by providing solid information about the law surrounding divorce, child custody, and DSS investigation issues in North Carolina. This website provides an overview of many of the issues you will encounter with a typical family law case - the mediation process, custody standards and questions, types of custody, custody order enforcement and modification, and parental kidnapping provisions. If you find you would like to know more about a specific topic covered in this article, please use the navigation to find the "Custody Law" section that discusses each topic in detail. And if there is any issue you cannot find an answer for on this site, simply call us at NC Custody Attorney - (866) 258-7162 - and we'll be happy to help you in any way we can.
Usually, the best way to settle a custody dispute is by agreement between the parties. Settlement best ensures each party is able to have their perspective considered and walk away reasonably satisfied with the results. Custody can be settled with parenting agreements, Consent Orders, and can even be incorporated into Separation Agreements.
A majority of child custody cases are actually settled prior to trial. Part of the reason is that settlement prior to trial is facilitated in many different ways, one of which is mandatory mediation in custody cases.
Despite the fact that most cases settle before trial, it is still necessary to have a good understanding of what can happen if a custody case ends up going to trial because this understanding helps inform the mediation and settlement process.