In some situations, a parent may have limited access rights. These include cases where a parent has full legal and physical custody of the child. Sole custody often includes situations where a parent has a history of abuse, substance abuse, or is not involved in the child`s life. No no. The court does not appoint lawyers representing the parties in custody cases. If you are one of the people who know that you will be able to reach an agreement outside of court, we need to talk about a written custody agreement. Judges decide on custody on the basis of the „best interests of the child”. This decision can include many factors, such as the living conditions of the parents, the ability of each parent to take care of the child, the child`s relationship with each parent, and all other factors that influence the child`s well-being. If fairness to parents is important, it is secondary to the well-being of the child. As a rule, the shortcomings of a party as a spouse or partner have significant weight only if they also affect the educational capacities of the party. A lawyer can advise you on the most relevant factors in your specific case.
With 90% of divorces, custody never becomes a real subject. As a rule, a parent (normally the mother) primarily cares for the child during his or her lifetime and parents agree that this reference person should continue to do so. The written child custody agreement generally describes in detail whether the parent who obtains custody has „joint” custody or sole custody. I have a custody by-law and I want to change it. What can I do? Custody in North Carolina gives co-parents appropriate rights for their children To ask a court to make a custody decision, you must file a complaint. Your lawyer can file the complaint for you, or if you don`t have a lawyer, you can file a complaint yourself. I have a custody order from another state, but I now live in North Carolina. What should I do? Educational agreements cannot cover child support. You must apply for family allowances separately from Child Assistance Services in North Carolina. Lawyers warn that they can be difficult to change or enforce because they are not court orders. Be sure to include information about how a court should deal with breaches of contract if you ever have to sue the other parent.