A parent-child relationship should not deteriorate just because a marriage or relationship comes to an end. At the law firm of Donna Ambler Davis, PC, our legal team brings compassion, creativity, and strategy to strengthening your relationships with your children after divorce or separation. Our attorneys draw on decades of wisdom and experience to resolve difficult custody disagreements and related parenting issues. We will stand up for your children’s best interests while guiding you to long-term practical and healthy solutions.
Child Custody and Visitation
In North Carolina, the best interest of the minor child is the paramount consideration in determining custody. Sometimes parents cannot agree about legal and physical custody arrangements for their children. We are firm believers in exploring every avenue available, especially when children are involved. Settlement agreements that parents can establish, as opposed to court-ordered custody, tend to fare better in the long run for both the parents and their children. Sometimes, however, these out-of-court agreements are not always possible. This is especially true when one party is unable to compromise. When this is the case, and litigation is necessary, we vigorously represent your position in court for the best interest of the children.
Look to the law office of Donna Ambler Davis, PC, for help with matters such as:
- Child Custody and division of parenting time
- Modification of child custody or visitation
- A written parenting plan to govern shared responsibilities and decision-making authority
- Paternity and parental rights
- Relocation of either parent
- Interference with custody rights
- Termination of parental rights
Under North Carolina law, both parents are responsible for the financial support of their children. Specifically, under North Carolina General Statute §50-13.4, a court shall determine the amount of each party’s child support obligation by applying the presumptive Child Support Guidelines. (https://ncchildsupport.com/ecoa/cseGuideLines.htm). Payments ordered for the support of a minor child shall be in such an amount as to meet the reasonable needs of the child for health, education, and maintenance, having due regard to the estates, earnings, conditions, accustomed standard of living of the child (or children) and the parties, the child care and contributions of each party, and other factors of a particular case.