Over time, the courts’ opinions of the appropriate parenting choice in a custody dispute has evolved. Now, courts encourage mediation and detailed parenting plans. North Carolina courts focus on the best interests of the child(ren) when making custody and visitation decisions. See this article from the Washington Post for a short history of the courts’ opinions on child custody:
For help with your child custody matter, contact Family Law Attorney Jessica Culver. Ms. Culver can help you file for custody, seek emergency custody, schedule a custody mediation, or develop a parenting plan.