How custody is resolved and the amount of child support to be paid are frequently critical concerns as a result of a divorce, as they can also be very controversial and emotional. While these matters are very personal in nature, it is sometimes difficult to resolve them outside of the judicial process, which often makes it necessary to file an action with the courts.
At Plyler, Long & Corigliano, LLP, our Monroe, NC child custody and child support attorneys are strong, effective advocates for parents in Union County and throughout the surrounding communities. If you need help with a child custody case or child support case, please do not hesitate to contact our Monroe law office for a fully confidential initial consultation.
Child Custody Lawyers Serving Monroe, North Carolina
Most child custody cases revolve around physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody means exactly that – where is the child physically located at a particular time. It involves a schedule, which is different or unique in every case. What worked for your neighbor may not work for you. Legal custody means who makes decisions for your child. It, too, can be unique to your situation.
Should disputes arise over child custody, they will be resolved by looking to North Carolina’s best interests of the child’s legal standard. North Carolina family courts will craft an arrangement that is deemed to be best for a child’s safety, emotional well-being, and social development. If you are a parent involved in a custody dispute, you must be ready to demonstrate that you can provide a happy and healthy environment for your kids.
Our attorneys have a wealth of experience and knowledge that can guide you through child custody. We know that, in most cases, parents want to find effective, low-conflict resolutions in custody cases. No matter the specific circumstances of your case, the top-rated family law attorneys at Plyler, Long & Corigliano, LLP will guide you in helping you determine how to approach your particular situation.
Emergency Child Custody
It is an unfortunate reality that many parents face situations or circumstances that they feel need the Court’s immediate attention to ensure the safety of their children. When such situations arise, a parent may need to seek emergency custody of their child.
A parent can seek an emergency custody order through an ex parte proceeding. When an order is granted ex parte, the other parent may or may not receive notice of the proceeding prior to the hearing taking place.
In order to seek an emergency custody order which changes custody of the child, a parent must be able to show the Court that the child is:
- Exposed to a substantial risk of bodily injury
- Exposed to a substantial risk of sexual abuse
- There is a substantial risk that the child may be abducted or removed from the state of North Carolina.
Although we all hope we never find ourselves faced with such a difficult situation, in some circumstances an emergency custody order may be the only way to ensure your child’s safety. The attorneys at Plyler, Long & Corigliano, LLP have extensive knowledge and experience handling matters involving emergency custody. If you feel that your child’s safety requires immediate intervention by the Court, contact our office today for a consultation. Our attorneys will be happy to guide you through every step of the way.
Child Support Lawyers Serving Monroe, North Carolina
Under North Carolina law, parents have a basic duty to provide adequate financial support for their kids. Child support is frequently governed by the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines, which sets out a formula for calculating child support. The most significant variables included in this formula are each party’s income, daycare expenses, the cost of medical insurance, and the living arrangements of the children.
To be clear, there are times when the guidelines do not apply, such as the parties’ combined incomes are more than that provided in the guidelines or there is some other basis to ask the court to deviate from the guidelines. The family law attorneys at Plyler, Long & Corigliano, LLP can help you determine this computation, as well as decide on pursuing deviation from the guidelines.
Also, we represent parents in the full range of child support cases. If you are trying to recover past-due child support or unpaid child support, our Monroe, NC child support lawyers are standing by, ready to help. Beyond that, we have experience serving parents in child support modification cases. Circumstances change. If the initial circumstances around the current child support arrangement have changed substantially, we will take action to protect your financial interests.
Our North Carolina Family Law Attorneys Will Protect Your Parental Rights
When children are involved, family law matters must be handled with the highest level of care and sensitivity. At Plyler, Long & Corigliano, LLP, our Monroe, NC child custody and child support lawyers are here to find solutions that work for your family and that fully protect your parental interests. Among other things, we will:
- Conduct an in-depth, confidential review of your case;
- Listen to your story and understand what you want to achieve;
- Answer your questions and carefully explain the available legal options;
- Take steps to work towards a fair and reasonable settlement; and
- If needed, take aggressive action to protect your parent’s rights and financial interests.
We know that every family situation is unique. Our law firm does not provide a “cookie-cutter, a one-size-fits-all” legal guide for parents. When you work with us, you will get the fully personalized, comprehensive representation that you rightfully deserve.
Contact Our Monroe, NC Child Custody and Child Support Attorneys Today
At Plyler, Long & Corigliano, LLP, our Monroe family law attorneys are committed to providing professional, effective advocacy to parents. If you have questions about child custody or child support, we are here to help. For a fully confidential review of your child custody or child support case, please contact our law firm right away. With an office in Monroe, we represent parents throughout the region.
With over 140 years of combined legal experience, you can trust your case with us.
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