Information on Child Custody Matters in Raleigh, NC


A couple discussing child custody matters in Raleigh, NCWhen couples separate and have minor children, their first concern is usually what happens to the children. The parents want to know if they will be able to see their son or daughter and if the children will be okay living in separate houses.

We understand your concerns, but we also understand that every family is unique. The one common thread is your concern and love for your child and that you want the best for him or her. After 16 years of representing parents in family law matters, our attorneys knows that if you and the other parent can agree on a custody schedule, without having to go court, you will have the peace of mind that you and your children will be spared as much turmoil and upheaval as is possible during this stressful and emotional time in your lives.

We’re often asked if there is a “normal” or “set” custody schedule. The answer is no, because no two families are alike. You know your children best. You know your family’s traditions, schedules, emotional and physical concerns, and their needs. We understand your situation is unique, so we take the time to get to know you and your children. This way we can help you determine what custody schedule is right for your family.

Our trusted network of support professionals can provide additional education and psychological support for you and your children as you move through the separation and divorce process.

What happens if you and your partner cannot agree on a parenting plan? If this happens, then the family court judge will make a decision regarding what is in the best interest of your children. You may not agree with what the judge orders which is why it is so important to try to solve custody through a parenting plan. We have affiliations with support professionals, such as certified mediators, who can provide assistance to help reach agreement regarding custody arrangements.

At New Direction Family Law, we can’t tell you what a particular judge will do regarding custody. No one can. What we will do is share with you what we have learned our over 16 years of experience in working with clients who are going through a separation and divorce. We will educate you on North Carolina’s child custody and visitation laws, what may happen as you move through the process, and what, in our experience, might be a possible outcome. We do this by listening to you, examining all the evidence, sharing with you the pros and cons of a particular custodial schedule, and always being cognizant that your children are your most important asset.

We serve Wake, Durham, Orange, Johnston, Lee, Harnett, Cumberland, Nash, Granville, Franklin, and surrounding counties.