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Raleigh Child Visitation Lawyers

When parents divorce, they usually care about remaining active in their children’s lives above all other issues. In addition, North Carolina courts recognize that it is generally in a child’s best interests to have regular contact with both of his or her parents. Therefore both parents are legally entitled to spend time with their children, except in the most egregious circumstances.

While visitation schedules should ideally be resolved in a simple and respectful manner, this is not always possible. If you have any concerns about protecting your legal rights as a parent, you need to speak with a qualified Raleigh visitation rights attorney. Contact the Marshall & Taylor PLLC, today by calling (919) 833-1040.

Reaching a Visitation Agreement

In most cases when parents divorce, one parent is granted primary physical custody, meaning that the child will live with him or her most of the time. The other parent is then granted secondary physical custody, or the right to visit his or her child regularly. There are no concrete guidelines for the amount of time a parent can or must spend with his or her child.

In some states, child custody arrangements are a required part of filing for separation or divorce. In our state, however, arrangements like custody or support are a separate step. Visitation schedules can be arranged by:

  • A private agreement between the parents
  • Mediation
  • Filing a complaint to be settled by trial

Whatever method you choose, you will need the assistance of an experienced Raleigh child visitation attorney to ensure that the outcome is fair to you.

Contact Us

To schedule a consultation with a Raleigh visitation rights lawyer, contact the Marshall & Taylor PLLC, at (919) 833-1040. We have the knowledge and experience needed to help you with any legal complications that may arise.