DSS, Custody & Your Children

DSS, Custody & Your Children

How does the process start for DSS to take custody of your child?  Reporting Pursuant to NC G.S. 7B-301, any adult that suspects a child is being abused or neglected must report the suspected abuse or neglect to the local department of social services, which is called...
Moving Kids Out of State Divorce

Moving Kids Out of State Divorce

The desire to move your child out of North Carolina to a state where you have friends and family during a divorce is understandable. Divorce can often make you feel isolated, and it is important to have support during this challenging time. However, before you move...
Military: Preserving Parental Rights

Military: Preserving Parental Rights

Serving in the military poses significant problems for married couples when a spouse is deployed and they cannot control orders that require frequent relocations. When you are divorced, the problems can expand, especially when your ex-spouse is unsupportive of your...
Child Custody in North Carolina

Child Custody in North Carolina

Child custody cases are the most emotionally charged type of court exposure most people ever experience. Custody battles are usually tied to a divorce or couples who conceived a child but never married although they may also occur in adoption proceedings. Some child...
Nesting Custody Arrangements

Nesting Custody Arrangements

Packing, unpacking, missing homework left at Dad’s or Mom’s—frustrated friends who don’t know where they are, and, being too far away to participate in fun weekend activities are issues children of divorced parents have to manage. Shared custody can...
Grandparent Custody vs. Visitation: Which Option is for you?

Grandparent Custody vs. Visitation: Which Option is for you?

Grandparents custody or visitation is a complicated issue. If you are lucky enough to have a grandchild, then you know that there are few greater joys than spending time with a child. That is why it is so heartbreaking for many loving grandparents who are cut out of...
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