Experienced Concord Family Law Attorneys
Issues involving children are mostly emotional when associated with a divorce or legal separation. While parents always want what is best for their children, it can often take an experienced attorney to make that possible and to help you make the right choices in child custody and child support matters.
At the law firm of Ferguson, Hayes, Hawkins & DeMay, PLLC, we assist our clients through the process of resolving child custody and child support issues in divorce. We can give you a reasonable expectation of the process and explain how a custody or support agreement will impact you in the short term and the long term. If your divorce will involve custody, visitation or support, our lawyers can ensure that your final agreement is fair to both you and your children.
North Carolina Child Custody, Visitation and Child Support
It is preferable when parents can arrive at an agreement regarding matters of child custody, visitation and child support. By cooperating on an agreement, parents will have more control over the terms of that agreement and can tailor solutions that are more appropriate for the situation. Mediation may also be an effective method for helping parents arrive at these solutions when they are unable to do so alone.
When the court must resolve these matters, child support is calculated based upon a formula that takes into account both parents’ incomes, parental expenses and the needs of the child. Child custody and visitation rights are resolved by looking at parental stability, the relationship between each parent and the child, considerations of abuse, and other factors.
It is in your best interest, and the best interest of your child, to talk with an attorney about up-to-date information regarding these factors.
We strive to give our clients peace of mind in their legal representation.
Contact our Concord office and schedule an appointment for an initial consultation. Call us locally at 704-788-3211.