Wake County Child Custody & Support Lawyer
When parents divorce, their primary concern is usually the well-being of their children. Issues such as where the children will be living, how they will be supported, and who will be able to make decisions about their lives can be very difficult to settle. The assistance of a Wake County child custody attorney can be a very important asset as you work to protect your parental rights.
Marshall & Taylor PLLC, can help you with the many complexities of child custody and support arrangements. Call our offices at (919) 833-1040 to learn about the services we provide.
There are two basic kinds of Wake County child custody: physical and legal. Physical custody refers to time spent with the child, while legal custody refers to a parent’s right to make decisions about a child’s upbringing. Physical custody is further broken down into primary custody (where the child will live) and secondary custody (visitation rights).
In the average custody arrangement, one parent will have primary physical custody, while both parents share legal custody equally. This is not the best arrangement for every family, however. If you are concerned about achieving the best arrangement for your child’s health, contact a Wake County child custody attorney as soon as possible.
The parent with primary physical custody is generally entitled to child support payments from the other parent. The amount and frequency of payments can be informally arranged between the parents or ordered by a judge. If the latter is necessary, the judge will weigh factors like each parent’s income and the child’s needs to determine what should be paid.
Reaching a fair child support arrangement is not always easy. A Wake County child support lawyer can help you ensure that your child’s needs are being met while each parent is paying a fair amount.
Wake County child custody & support lawyer Marshall & Taylor PLLC, are committed to providing the direct and helpful advice you need. To schedule a confidential consultation, contact our offices today at (919) 833-1040.