Holly Springs, NC Custody Lawyer

Figuring out custody arrangements after splitting with a spouse can be overwhelming for everyone involved. Even if tensions weren’t particularly high during divorce, making decisions that will affect your children will usually raise them. If you had a highly contentious divorce, emotions can be even more intense during the custody process.

It’s important to remember that anything you and your former partner are feeling is likely amplified for your children. This is a huge time of transition in their life, and the emotional and physical divide between you and your spouse can be hard for children to understand and process. That’s why it’s crucial to tread lightly during the custody process, so that you can lessen any negative impact of your divorce and custody arrangements on your children’s lives. When you need help developing a custody arrangement, call Triangle Smart Divorce to work with skilled, compassionate Holly Springs custody lawyers. We will provide you seasoned advice and work diligently,  being a strong advocate for you and your children!

What Are The Different Types Of Custody?

While there are two types of custody in North Carolina, custody arrangements vary for every family because every child has their own individual needs. What worked for friends or family who’ve been through the custody process might not work for you, and that’s okay. We will help you find what works best for your family and your particular situation.

Legal Custody 

This is the type of custody relating to which parent will have the primary authority to make important decisions in their children’s lives, like those regarding their education, medical care, religion, and more. Typically, we see parents share joint legal custody unless this would otherwise be inappropriate, like if one parent has a history of abuse.

Physical Custody 

This type of custody describes the parent who children will live with the majority of the time. One parent can have sole custody, or both parents can have joint physical custody. In joint custody, there isn’t a guarantee or rule that the child will actually split their time 50/50 with both parents. Primary and secondary physical custody is an option as well. No matter what the circumstances of you and your children’s situation may be, it’s simply our goal to find an arrangement that is best suited for you and them.

If you and your co-parent are on agreeable terms, mediation is a process that we highly recommend. Not only is it more peaceful for you, your former spouse, and your children, but it’s cheaper and faster too. Mediation allows you and your co-parent to come together and make decisions for your children’s benefit, rather than leaving the final say in the hands of a judge who doesn’t know them or what they need.

If you do choose to go through the courts, in North Carolina, for all custody cases, barring those involving abuse or other extenuating circumstances, mediation is actually a requirement. If you can work it out in private mediation, then you don’t have to go through the court’s mediation at all, and it can lead to a better experience overall for you and your family.

High-Conflict Custody

While we encourage our clients to leave the drama behind and handle family matters outside of court, we know this isn’t a feasible option for all. It’s possible that you have an uncooperative ex who is insistent on making custody difficult, or they have a history with substance abuse or even domestic violence. If that’s the case, we know how to protect your family.

No matter what your situation is, our compassionate Holly Springs custody lawyers want what is best for you and your children. We’ll help you see past the gaslighting and toxic behavior from your ex, and equip you with the tools you need to establish boundaries for yourself and your children that will eliminate conflict and reduce the drama surrounding your divorce.

How Triangle Smart Divorce Can Help You

If you and your spouse made the tough decision to divorce and you need to create a custody arrangement, we can help you understand your options so you can reach the ideal outcome. We are not typical custody lawyers; when we say we keep your goals for your family at the forefront of everything we do, we mean it! Allow our Holly Springs custody lawyers to apply their knowledge and experience to your custody case and get you through the process quickly and effectively.

Want to Avoid The Custody Battle Drama? 

If you want to steer clear of the drama and create a better path forward for you and your children, Triangle Smart Divorce is the firm for you. Call today to request a consultation and learn more about creating a harmonious future for your family.


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A divorce lawyer may seem like an extra expense if both parties agree on the big decisions, but the details of a divorce can be complex and hard to navigate without an expert, and getting the agreement properly written ensures that everyone has the security and clarity they need to move forward with their lives. It’s better to do it right the first time than have to keep going back and fixing mistakes. And, in some cases, you may not be able to fix your mistakes.


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