Best Interest of the Child

Best interest of the child – this is the standard used by North Carolina family court judges when making a child custody determination. What does best interest of the child mean in a child custody case? We often try to explain the best interest of the child...

Consent Order in Family Law Matters

Consent Order – Family law matters are complicated and have a lot of technical steps involved throughout the process, which would be impossible to illustrate in just one blog.  Whenever we are consulting with a new client, we always let them know that other than...

Legal Custody Versus Physical Custody

Legal Custody Versus Physical Custody North Carolina recognizes two aspects of child custody – legal custody and physical custody. North Carolina uses the best interest of the child standard in determining both aspects of child custody. This blog will not go into...

Substantial Change in Circumstances

Substantial change in circumstances in North Carolina child custody and child support – In North Carolina, in order to modify child support or to modify child custody, a party must make a motion to the court alleging a substantial change in circumstances that...