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Can I Modify My Child Custody Order?
Can I Modify My Child Custody Order?

Once child custody has been determined, either through a Consent Order or an order given by a Judge, the child custody schedule may be modifiable. However, the custody order cannot be changed unilaterally, nor can the parties just simply start following a new schedule for it ...

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Blog posts in Child Custody

  • Can I Modify my Child Support Order?

    Either parent may request a modification of child support from the Court. Similar to modification of child custody, modification of child support ...

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  • What is a Contested Divorce?

    Getting a divorce can be mentally and emotionally taxing. Contested divorces create an entire new array of emotions. A divorce is the legal ...

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  • Does my Child Get to Choose Where He or She Lives?

    Simply put, no. A minor child does not get to decide that they want to live with one parent over the other. Children’s opinions are one factor that is ...

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  • Can I Relocate with my Child after a Divorce?

    Following a divorce, one party may wish to relocate to a new city, state, or country. It is important to note, however, that before you make ...

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  • Best Interests Doctrine Used in NC Custody Decisions

    Reaching a child custody agreement can be challenging when parents have significantly different ideas about what the agreement should entail. The most ...

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  • Should I Force My Child to Visit Their Non-Custodial Parent?

    Parental custody and visitation are among the most difficult aspects of divorce. Both parents want what is best for their children, but the adults can ...

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  • Protecting Your Child from an Abusive Stepparent

    Wicked stepparents are common in literature. Cinderella was abused by her stepmother and stepsisters. Snow White was ordered to be killed by her ...

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  • Child Custody Issues May Be Contributing to Decline in Migration

    People from North Carolina and across the U.S. used to move around the country a lot more than they do today. According to studies, inter-state ...

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  • Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’ts During COVID-19

    We have all been affected by COVID-19 in so many ways, but right can a time of greater stress, especially for families with children, and perhaps even ...

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  • Tips for Handling Child Custody and Visitation During COVID-19

    On top of everything happening at the present date with COVID-19, individuals may be dealing with circumstances surrounding child custody or ...

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  • Relocation and your Child

    During the course of a child’s minority, it is not uncommon for one parent to be faced with an opportunity, or need, to relocate from North Carolina. ...

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  • Fathers' Rights In Child Custody Matters

    Some divorced North Carolina fathers may find themselves struggling to maintain ongoing relationships with their children. They often face issues when ...

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  • Custody Disputes And Parental Consistency

    North Carolina residents who are considering divorce can benefit from remaining united when it comes to rules and boundaries for children. Parents who ...

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  • The Usefulness Of A Solid Parenting Plan

    North Carolina parents who are facing the end of their marriage may be suffering a great deal of emotional turmoil, but one way to reduce that is by ...

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  • Make Summer Easier With A Parenting Plan

    As many North Carolina parents know, summertime can be hectic and filled with trips and events for their kids. For divorced parents, it can be an ...

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  • Handling Parental Conflicts After Divorce

    Some divorced parents in North Carolina may still feel strong emotions about their former spouses. According to one study, about half of divorced ...

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  • Many States Now Encourage Shared Parenting

    Family courts in North Carolina may be more likely to award joint custody to divorcing parents than they were in the past. Today, state governments ...

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  • Parental Alienation In Child Custody Disputes

    Some North Carolina parents who have gone through a bitter divorce may unfortunately be familiar with the term “parental alienation syndrome”. Coined ...

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  • The Importance Of A Parenting Plan During The Holidays

    Holidays can be difficult for North Carolina parents who are separated or newly divorced. If there are no provisions about holiday time in the ...

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  • Substance Abuse And Child Custody In North Carolina

    High-profile child custody cases like that of Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are currently involved in often get the attention of parents in ...

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  • International Child Abductions Can Be Complicated

    North Carolina residents may have seen a number of international child custody cases in the news recently, including the upcoming trial of a New ...

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  • Children’s Health Appears To Benefit From Joint Custody

    North Carolina parents who are going through a divorce may be interested in the results of a recent Swedish study which analyzed the effects on ...

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  • Understanding child custody exchanges

    Coming to a resolution regarding child custody issues, especially those pertaining to custody exchanges, can result in some of the most combative ...

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  • Remember the child in child custody matters

    When those with children divorce, each parent likely considers what will be best for their offspring when going forward. However, each parent might ...

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  • Determining who will be the custodial parent in a divorce

    It may not be difficult for North Carolina parents to guess that going through a divorce can be trying. However, they may not be prepared for the ...

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