While many people assume that mothers automatically will have primary custody of children following a divorce, it is not always the case. Our attorneys have successfully helped many fathers obtain primary custody of children.
For more than 50 combined years, we have represented both mothers and fathers in child custody cases in eastern North Carolina.
Sharing Parenting Time After a Divorce
In North Carolina, child custody and visitation are called parenting time. Many different parenting time arrangements are possible, from 50-50 custody to a more traditional arrangement in which one parent has primary physical custody while the other has secondary physical custody having the children visit on alternating weekends, one evening during the week, alternating holidays, and a longer period of time during school breaks.
If you and your spouse cannot agree on a parenting time arrangement, North Carolina courts will order mediation. We strongly encourage you to use mediation as an opportunity to focus on how you and your spouse will spend time with your children and make major decisions after you are divorced. If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement, it may be necessary to have your case heard in court. If your case does go to court, we will work tirelessly for you and the best interests of the children. .
Parenting time can be modified after divorce if there is a significant change that affects the best interests of your child.