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Child Custody & Visitation

Chapel Hill NC Child Custody Lawyer

Child Custody & Visitation Attorney in North Carolina

For divorcing parents, determining a child custody and visitation arrangement can be one of the most difficult items to resolve. Even the most well-intentioned of parents can make decisions clouded by emotion rather than being guided by what is in the best interest of the child.

At the Irwin Law Firm, PLLC, I can help you make child custody decisions that benefit both you and your child. Please call me at 888-606-8455 or e-mail my firm to arrange an initial consultation regarding child custody, child support, adoption or other family law matter.

A Strategy That Works for You and Your Children

I provide parents with the support they need to deal with challenging emotions so they can focus on the practical issues of the child's needs. I have many resources to help parents clarify what is in the best interests of their child. My experienced legal team offers the sound legal advice that parents need to make wise decisions relating to child custody, visitation and parenting time, in addition to recommendations about helpful resources in that process.

Suggesting Community Resources That Help

When appropriate, I may recommend resources in the community, experienced family therapists, Parenting Coordinators and other outside experts who can be helpful as you come to a child custody agreement. When I am unavailable, my office staff also has extensive knowledge and experience in family law.

Custody Arrangements

Custody arrangements can include joint custody with both parents sharing custody of the children, physically and legally; joint custody with both parents having legal custody but only one having physical custody; and sole custody, with virtually all rights resting with one parent.

As your attorney, my intention is to work in tandem with your spouse's attorney to rebuild a relationship of trust between parties so that we can come to a workable, realistic agreement that provides the child with appropriate time with both parents and the maximum level of stability. However, if we are unable to reach a settlement, I am fully prepared to go to court and litigate thoroughly on your behalf.

Parenting Coordinator Knowledgeable in Family Law

Parenting Coordinators can be helpful in contested divorces. Parenting Coordinators are court-mandated to facilitate discussion and "referee" minor parenting disputes between the two parents. Parenting Coordinators can help families avoid repetitive Motions for Contempt and frequent trips to court. A Parenting Coordinator can get to know your family, stay abreast of changes and developments with your child and help solve minor problems and disputes.

I am a trained Parenting Coordinator who has the benefit of being well-versed in family law. As a Parenting Coordinator, I help resolve a variety of disputes related to custody exchange location, child custody exchange time, late drops/pickups, what happens if a parent misses a scheduled visit, and more parenting-related issues. Contact me to learn more about child custody guidelines and child visitation decisions.

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