Protecting Your Parental Rights In Custody Disputes

One of the most emotionally trying parts of any divorce is determining child custody. However, the most important thing to consider in any child custody case is the best interests of the children.

At Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, of Charlotte, we always make this our top priority, whether you are seeking to create a child custody and visitation plan or you want to modify an existing one. Our goal will be to help your children maintain as normal of a life as possible to aid in the transition to a new parenting arrangement.

Legal Custody Vs. Physical Custody

It is important to understand the difference between legal custody and physical custody in North Carolina law. The parent with legal custody or parents with joint legal custody make major decisions about the welfare of the minor child, including school, education and religious issues.

Physical custody refers to each parent's ability to physically spend time and take care of the children. The children may live with one parent while spending a few nights with the other parent. Or the children may spend equal time with both parents.

Tailoring Our Approach To Your Situation

Whether you are a divorcing couple or a single parent, we can help you with all child custody issues. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Determining if parents will share legal custody or if one parent will have final decision-making authority
  • Figuring out where the children will live and how much time they will spend under the other parent's roof
  • Deciding how the children will spend their holidays and summer and school vacations
  • Protecting the visitation or custody rights of grandparents
  • Helping a stepparent adopt a stepchild

As board-certified family law specialists, attorneys Michael Romano and Richard Johnson know how to handle these delicate matters with precision and care. They will help you find the best resolution for you and your children.

In nearly every case, it is better for parents to find consensus on parenting time that protects both parents' relationships with the children. We understand that there are some times where this will not be possible. When necessary, we will be ready to fight in court to protect your children and your parental rights.

Contact Us Today To Get Help

This is not an easy time, and we understand that cost is a concern for family law clients. We offer flexible appointment times, including evenings and weekends, along with reasonable fees. To learn more, schedule a consultation with a lawyer at our firm by contacting us online or by calling 704-323-7833 or 877-851-1934.