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The Children’s Desires and Custody

In Child Custody by Sarah Hink

Statistically speaking, it is relatively rare that child custody matters are actually put before a judge for a decision. This is because people know that taking a case to court is incredibly expensive and parties can often reach some kind of agreement that both parents can live with. Unfortunately, a case goes before a judge when the parents have drawn a line in the sand and are unwilling to budge on what they believe is best for their children. When this happens, North Carolina family courts are given broad discretion to make decisions in the best interest of the child. Best Interest Factors The best interest of the child is a concept that almost universally appears in jurisdictions nationwide in matters of child custody. It gives the court broad discretion …