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What to Do When Your Child Custody is Challenged

In Child Custody by Sarah Hink

If you are a parent, the prospect of losing custody or access to your children can be a terrifying one. However, the Supreme Court of the United States has provided case law indicating that parents have a fundamental liberty regarding the “care, custody, and control” of their children, and North Carolina follows the same idea. However, as in all areas of law, there are almost always exceptions to every rule, so if you have been served with a lawsuit for custody or someone is threatening legal action regarding your children, it is important to take a deep breath, read the following, and speak with an experienced family law attorney. No Prior Order or Agreement Exists If you and the child’s other parent have never reached an agreement or obtained a …