Child Custody Attorney

Establishing or modifying a child custody arrangement is often the most important and contentious aspect of a family law case. Child custody can have a major impact on your child’s future as well as your daily routine and finances. Our Greensboro family law attorneys welcome the opportunity to advise you on child custody matters. Our Triad child custody attorneys can assist you in achieving a resolution through either an out of court agreement or by court order.

In North Carolina, there are two aspects of custody that our clients need to consider: legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody is control over the large parenting decisions in a child’s life including, but not limited to: healthcare, education, and religious upbringing. The parties to a custody case can share joint legal custody or one party can have sole legal custody. Physical custody is the schedule on which the child spends time with each parent. Our attorneys are experienced in designing and negotiating custody schedules to suit your child’s needs.

Most counties in North Carolina require parties to a child custody action to mediate prior to going to trial. This process is often very helpful in resolving issues related to child custody by forcing the parties to try to come up with a plan that is in the best interest of the children involved. Mediation is usually much more cost effective and less time consuming than formal litigation.

If the parties to a custody case are unable to settle the matter out of court, North Carolina Judges will make a determination as to what custodial arrangement is in the best interest of the child based on the evidence presented at trial. The child custody attorneys of Garrett Walker Aycoth & Olson are prepared to fight for you both in court and out.

We are happy to answer your questions and chart a path towards a resolution of your child custody dispute. Please call Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson at 336-379-0539 or contact us to set up a consultation. Our law firm is located at 436 Spring Garden St., Greensboro, NC 27401 at the corner of Spring Garden St and Edgeworth St in downtown Greensboro.