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Category: Child Custody and Support

Child Custody and Support

Adopting a Stepchild in North Carolina: What You Need to Know

Although the term “adoption” may suggest bringing a new child into the family fold, many adoptions involve an already-established family — that is, a stepparent becoming a stepchild’s full legal parent. Depending on the circumstances, a stepparent adoption may range from simple and straightforward to extremely complex. Read on to learn more about the stepparent

What Rights Do Fathers Have in North Carolina?

As a father, you understand how important it is to be part of your child’s life, no matter your relationship with your child’s mother. This doesn’t just include spending time with your child — but also having a vote in health-related, education-related, and child-rearing decisions that can affect your child’s future. North Carolina has abandoned

Stepparent Custody and Visitation Rights

  As a stepparent, you may have formed a close bond with your spouse’s child. If you’re now going through a separation and divorce, then you may be wondering if you have any legal rights as a stepparent. In North Carolina, stepparent custody rights are complicated, however, N.C.G.S. §50-13.1(a) states that stepparents do have the

5 Myths About Child Support

Child support is mandated by the State of North Carolina.  It’s calculated using the parents income and how many children the parties have together.  It also factors in if one of the parties pays for medical insurance for the minor children, and if there are any extra ordinary expenses for the minor children. Those are


Information from the Weaver, Bennett & Bland Family Law TeamFor you, your family members and your friends 1. BE HEALTHY. Comply with all CDC and local and state guidelines and model good behavior for your children with intensive hand washing, wiping down surfaces and other objects that are frequently touched, and maintaining social distancing. This

What to do when child custody arrangements change

Many parents of a child or children do not enter into a custody agreement in their separation agreement or consent order when their relationship ends.  On many such occasions due to circumstances or just inertia, one parent, usually, the mother (especially in non-married parents) ends up with physical custody of the child.  Sometimes the parents

3 Important Child Custody Answers You Need to Know

Custody cases are unpleasant and can be time consuming and expensive. It’s far better for parents to resolve their issues in an agreement than have a third-party judge do it for them. However, if litigation is necessary, it’s important to know how the statutes of North Carolina guide lawyers and judges in conducting and deciding

A Parents Guide to Winning NC Custody Cases

Arguably, the most emotionally charged subject in family law is how to resolve issues concerning the custody of and financial support for minor children. We want you to know that you aren’t alone in this pursuit. Here’s a condensed overview of the options available for child custody and child support provisions in North Carolina. CHILD

How to Modify and Enforce Another State’s Order in North Carolina

At certain times of the year a child of separated parents often spends a significant amount of time with the non-custodial parent.  On some occasions, the non-custodial parent will not send the child back to the custodial parent. This can occur for various reasons: real or imagined shortcomings in parenting on the part of the
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