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Child custody in North Carolina

If a married couple with children is planning to divorce, there are several child custody arrangements a court may decide on as best for the children.

In a contested divorce, when the separating couple are in disagreement regarding who the children will go to, the same judge that handed the couple’s divorce will get to decide on the matter of custody.

The judge can award either sole custody, meaning only one parent gets to be the custodial caretaker of the children and will be responsible for decision-making regarding the children’s education, health, among other things; or the judge can award joint custody, meaning both parents get to share custody of the children and decision-making for them.

Our attorneys at Marshall & Taylor PLLC in Raleigh handle family legal matters such as divorce, child custody, legal separation, property division, and even domestic violence in the North Carolina area. Learn more about our legal services by calling our offices today at 919-833-1040.