Child Custody Lawyers in Morehead City, NC

Morehead City Family Law Attorneys for Your Child Custody Case

Child custody is one of the most difficult issues couples face during a divorce. Both parents want what is best for their child and has set values and beliefs related to how their child should be raised. Most of all, no parent wants to sacrifice time with their child. These strong emotions can lead to child custody being an acrimonious, bitter issue.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Our experienced family law attorneys strive to help parents achieve their goals and secure an agreement and arrangement that best suits both our clients’ and their children’s needs.

Understanding Child Custody

Child custody is separated into two types, legal custody and physical custody. A parent with legal custody has the right to make decisions related to the child’s health care, education, religion, and other major decisions and issues. Most couples have joint legal custody, meaning both parents can make those decisions. However, in certain situations, such as if a parent is found to be abusive, neglectful, abuses drugs, or is in prison, the court can revoke legal custody or grant sole legal custody to one parent.

Physical custody refers to which parent or guardian the child lives with and relates to visitation rights. In most cases, the court will determine or assign one parent as the primary physical custodian, while the other parent is designated as the secondary physical parent. While it’s rare, though becoming more common, the courts, or in the case of collaborative divorce, the parents, may decide that custody is split evenly between parents.

Not only does the physical custody arrangement cover where the child lives and who is the primary guardian, it also determines how child support is calculated. The more time the primary physical custodian has with the child, the higher the child support ratio is in most situations.

A Family Law Firm with Your Best Interests in Mind

We will work with you to determine your goals regarding your child custody case and fight on your behalf to ensure that you achieve the arrangement that best suits your needs and fulfills your goals. Our divorce lawyers understand that no two custody cases are the same, and while we apply our extensive experience and knowledge to each case, we provide a personalized, tailored strategy to your custody case.

As part of creating and following through on a comprehensive, personalized legal strategy, we take care to limit the number of cases we take. We take pride in offering our clients the attention and time they deserve. Your family lawyer will take care to know you and your children so we can craft the best custody arrangement for you and your family’s needs. and we know that if we are taking every case that comes our way, we can’t do that.

Customer Reviews

  • I hire Irons & Irons to gain 50/50 custody of my kids and I'm so grateful that I did. Nothing is more stressful than the thought of not being present for your children. The support and communication I received from attorney Irons as we navigated to the court date, was unprecedented. On the day of the trial, Gib and his team went far beyond my expectations. They combed through hundreds of documents and a complex timeline that ultimately won me the custody that I deserved. If you are looking for expert representation for your custody battle, look no further than Irons & Irons.

  • After I got a new job, I knew the custody arrangement the courts decided just wouldn't work anymore. I went to Irons & Irons because I didn't know how to seek changes on my own. Fortunately, my attorney really looked at what was best for me and my children and put in a modification request that took into account my schedule changes that was quickly and easily granted. If I'd tried to do this on my own, I know it would have been stressful and probably unsuccessful, so I'm so grateful to everyone there for their help and support!

    Christine Miller

  • When it came to my divorce, I was most worried about child custody. My ex wasn't an attentive father, and I had a lot of concerns about my son's well-being if he was alone with him. I went to Irons & Irons, and they truly listened and understood my concerns. They answered all my questions, walked me through the entire process, and when it was time for court, they fought for supervised visits. I got the peace of mind I needed while my son still gets to visit with his dad.

    Gina Hilbert

  • As a dad, I was worried about my rights to custody in my divorce. I wanted joint custody so I could be an involved parent instead of the typical every other weekend arrangement. I had so many people tell me it wasn't going to happen, but I went to Irons & Irons for help. My lawyer took a close look at my case and helped me get the joint custody I wanted. I'm so thankful to Irons & Irons for helping me get to be with my kids!

    Casey Lofton

Hiring a Child Custody Lawyer to Advocate for You

At Irons & Irons, P.A., we know your children are your top priority. In order to achieve the ideal outcome for your case, you need a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer in Morehead City to represent you. Our goal is to provide you with peace of mind during the stress and pain of a difficult custody battle by reassuring you that your case is in skilled hands. Our family law attorneys are here to offer you a positive resolution and secure the right custody arrangement, even in the most challenging of circumstances.

Tips for Child Custody Disputes From Morehead City Family Attorney, Gib Irons

Contact Our Morehead City Family Law Attorneys

You should never feel uncertain about the outcome of your child custody case. With our experienced team on your side, you know your rights as a parent will be protected, and we will help you achieve your goals and secure your future. To schedule an initial consultation, call 252-585-5150 or fill out our contact form below.

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