Pittsboro, NC Custody Lawyers

Creating a custody arrangement is a deeply personal matter. Your kids are the most important people in your life. It’s natural to feel emotional or overwhelmed by the idea of having to create a schedule for time with your kids, but it’s a part of the divorce process that has to be completed with careful consideration. Because divorce is as much of a transition for your children as it is for you, it’s imperative that you navigate this process with sensitivity. We understand that the journey ahead won’t be an easy one, but we’re here to guide you every step of the way!

Call Triangle Smart Divorce today to request a consultation with one of our Pittsboro custody lawyers who can help you lessen the impact of divorce and custody matters on your children’s lives. We will put your children’s well-being at the forefront of all that we do.

What Does Custody In North Carolina Look Like?

In North Carolina, there are two types of custody: legal and physical. Legal custody has to do with having the right to make major life decisions on behalf of your children when it comes to matters like health care, education, and religion. Courts typically prefer that both parents make these decisions together in a joint legal custody situation, though there are situations where a judge might grant sole legal custody like if one parent lives far away, is abusive, neglectful, or not involved in the children’s lives. In a sole legal custody situation, you won’t need the other parent to agree on any major decisions.

Physical custody refers to where children live on a regular basis. Like legal custody, the courts prefer shared physical custody. It’s important to note that even if physical custody is shared, that doesn’t mean that the children’s time will be split 50-50 between both parents. It really just means they spend a substantial amount of time with both parents.

Mediation & High Conflict Custody

At Triangle Smart Divorce, mediation is a process we highly recommend when it comes to creating a custody arrangement that is in the best interest of your children. Mediation involves meeting with a neutral third party and both you and your ex’s attorneys to work through custody issues and come to a mutually agreeable solution. Working collaboratively with your co-parent can help foster a more peaceful and stable environment for your child during a time that is traditionally rather turbulent.

That being said, we also know that not every parent is able to pursue mediation, especially when they have a rocky relationship with their co-parent or if their co-parent is intent on making the process as difficult as possible. Whether you married a complete narcissist who is prepared to use your children as weapons, or they are simply uncooperative and unwilling to work towards a solution, our Pittsboro custody lawyers know how to help you reach a favorable outcome. We will stand up for you and your children’s interests!

What Our Pittsboro Custody Lawyers Can Do For You

We know how special a family is, and it can be devastating to feel like yours is coming apart. At Triangle Smart Divorce, we can help you ease the emotional aspects of custody while simultaneously creating a plan for your children’s future that honors your wishes and keeps their best interests in mind.

We believe that custody is a matter that can be handled outside of the courtroom. This is not only better for your children, but keeps the decision-making power in your hands, rather than the judge’s, who doesn’t know your children or understand their needs.

Call Experienced Pittsboro Custody Lawyers Today!

Call now to request a consultation and discuss your legal rights and responsibilities with one of our seasoned Pittsboro custody lawyers. We want what’s best for your children.


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Frequently Asked Questions


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.


You should ask a potential divorce lawyer about their prior experience with cases like yours, their approach to negotiations when couples reach a disagreement, and their personal success rate in arriving at a resolution through negotiation and/or mediation.


You cannot have one lawyer serve both parties in a divorce. This would be a conflict of interest. It’s incredibly important that each party feels their individual needs are represented and voiced, and that cannot be done with a single lawyer serving as the representative for both parties.

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