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Father of child fights for custody after mother is charged in NC

A man is fighting for child custody after a video showed his ex-wife under the influence of heroin, according to WVNS TV on July 8.

Ashley Laner was charged with child neglect for the abandonment and improper treatment of their son. The video in reference showed Laner staggering near her car after police investigators and neighbors reported that she passed out inside her car from taking heroin.

The father of the child, Nathan Lewis, and his family drove 400 miles to Fayetteville, North Carolina to seek legal custody of Lewis’ 16-month-old son.

The Raleigh legal team at Marshall & Taylor PLLC knows all too well how critical child custody arrangements are, as they affect the lives of you and your child for years to come. Our child custody attorneys are dedicated to arranging child custody agreements that work in the best interest of the child. Call us at (919) 833-1040 today to learn more.

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.