New Bern Family Law Attorneys for Your Child Custody Case
Child custody is one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce. Everyone wants what is best for their child. But, what that means can be different for each parent because of values and beliefs related to how their child should be raised. Above all, no parent wants to give up time spent with the children. Because of these issues, there are strong emotions involved which can lead to child custody being fraught with rancor and bitterness.
This doesn’t have to be the case for you. Our team of experienced family law attorneys can work with you to achieve your goals and to secure an arrangement that best suits you and your child’s needs.
Two Types of Child Custody
There are two types of child custody, legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody grants the right to make decisions related to your child’s health care, education, religion, and other major decisions. Most couples have joint legal custody, meaning both parents can make those decisions. In certain cases, such as when a parent is found to be abusive, neglectful, abuses drugs, or is in prison, the court can put an end to legal custody for that parent. Then, sole legal custody is given to the other parent.
Physical custody refers to the parent or guardian with whom the child lives as well as visitation rights. Most of the time, the court assigns one parent as the primary physical custodian and the other parent is appointed as the secondary physical custodian. It is also becoming more common for the courts and/or the parents (in a collaborative divorce) to decide that custody is split evenly between parents.
In addition to the physical custody covering where the child lives, it also determines how child support is computed. The primary physical custodian usually has a higher child support ratio because the child is with that parent more of the time.
A Family Law Firm in New Bern with Your Best Interests in Mind
At Irons & Irons, P.A., our team of family law attorneys understands that each custody case is unique, so we provide a personalized strategy tailored specifically to your case. We strive to achieve the arrangement that best suits your needs and meets your goals.
We differentiate ourselves from other firms by limiting the number of cases we take so that we can focus on your case and develop a comprehensive and personalized legal strategy. Through our attention and time, we show you the importance of getting to know you. We think you deserve it. In this way, our lawyers can create the best custody arrangement for you and your family’s needs. If we take every case that comes along, we aren’t able to provide that same level of focus.
I hire Irons & Irons to gain 50/50 custody of my kids and I'm so grateful that I did. Nothing is more stressful than the thought of not being present for your children. The support and communication I received from attorney Irons as we navigated to the court date, was unprecedented. On the day of the trial, Gib and his team went far beyond my expectations. They combed through hundreds of documents and a complex timeline that ultimately won me the custody that I deserved. If you are looking for expert representation for your custody battle, look no further than Irons & Irons.
After I got a new job, I knew the custody arrangement the courts decided just wouldn't work anymore. I went to Irons & Irons because I didn't know how to seek changes on my own. Fortunately, my attorney really looked at what was best for me and my children and put in a modification request that took into account my schedule changes that was quickly and easily granted. If I'd tried to do this on my own, I know it would have been stressful and probably unsuccessful, so I'm so grateful to everyone there for their help and support!
When it came to my divorce, I was most worried about child custody. My ex wasn't an attentive father, and I had a lot of concerns about my son's well-being if he was alone with him. I went to Irons & Irons, and they truly listened and understood my concerns. They answered all my questions, walked me through the entire process, and when it was time for court, they fought for supervised visits. I got the peace of mind I needed while my son still gets to visit with his dad.
As a dad, I was worried about my rights to custody in my divorce. I wanted joint custody so I could be an involved parent instead of the typical every other weekend arrangement. I had so many people tell me it wasn't going to happen, but I went to Irons & Irons for help. My lawyer took a close look at my case and helped me get the joint custody I wanted. I'm so thankful to Irons & Irons for helping me get to be with my kids!
Hiring a Child Custody Lawyer to Advocate for You
We know that your children are your top priority. You need a knowledgeable and caring lawyer in New Bern to represent you in order to arrive at the best outcome for your case. Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind during the stress of a difficult custody battle. When you work with us, you can be assured that your case is in skilled hands. We are here to help you have a positive resolution in achieving the right custody arrangement, even with the most challenging situations.
Tips for Child Custody Disputes From New Bern Family Attorney, Gib Irons
Contact Our Child Custody Lawyers
You should never feel uncertain about the outcome of your child custody case. With our experienced legal team on your side, you can be certain that your rights as a parent will be protected. We provide the knowledge and expertise and we are dedicated to working for you. To schedule an initial consultation, please either call us at 252-320-7399 or contact us by using the form below.