Child Custody and Support Archives - Weaver, Bennett & Bland, PA

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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