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Fergie and Josh Duhamel making co-parenting work

We all want what's best for our children. For each family, this can mean different things. It could mean being raised by both parents in the same home; however, when divorce tears a family apart, this means establishing a new parenting plan that works best for everyone. In society today, shared parenting isn't just the trend, it is considered the best option for the children. This also holds true for celebrity parents going through dissolution.

Virtual visitation may be an option in your parenting plan

An increasingly large amount of a Greenville resident's life may be impacted by technology. For example, a person can order their coffee from an app on their smartphone, have an online doctor's appointment with their physician over their computer, and may even hold down a job from a remote location all through the effective use of communication platforms.

During divorce, get help and make kids a priority

Ending a marriage is stressful and emotionally taxing. Even when the parties to the divorce agree that terminating their marriage is the right decision it can be very hard on North Carolina residents to make the many difficult decisions that must be worked through in order to separate their lives from those of their spouses. There are steps that they can take, though, that can ease the burden of divorce and can help divorcing parents make their children's well-beings priorities in their divorce proceedings.

Custodial interference can put a strain on parenting plans

In a perfect world every parent who must share time with their kids with their ex-partner would follow the terms of their custody agreement or order to the specific letter of the document. No parent would drop their child off late during a hand-off and no parent would attempt to sway the feelings of their child away from the child's other custodial parent. Sadly, it is not a perfect world and North Carolina parents who have had to put up with conflicts over the terms of their custody documents understand how easy it can be for a parent to interfere with the other parent's time with the kids.

Best interests of the child standard and child custody cases

Just as parents take proactive steps to support their kids and see that their needs are met, so too do North Carolina courts work to meet the needs of the children whose legal interests pass through their chambers. To this end, courts that handle child custody matters follow a standard that places the best interests of the children at the forefront of all legal decisions that will affect the children's upbringing. Keep in mind, though, that all children are unique and have diverse needs. Therefore, courts may issue very different child custody orders depending upon the circumstances they encounter.

An overview of North Carolina's child custody laws

The divorce of two North Carolina parents can result in the creation of a child custody order. Child custody orders establish the responsibilities of the child's parents once they have officially ended their legal union. There are a variety of ways that custody can be divided, and this post will briefly touch on some of the types of child custody arrangements. Readers are reminded, though, that their child custody plans may take on different characteristics as no two familial situations are the same.

Changes to child custody agreements and orders may be possible

The Graham.Nuckolls.Conner. Law Firm, PLLC, is located in Greenville, North Carolina. It offers its clients a wide range of family law legal services including but not limited to guidance and representation on divorce, child and spousal support and adoption. The attorneys of the firm also help their clients work out child custody arrangements that may be incorporated into court-enforceable agreements and orders.

How can you successfully co-parent after divorce?

Divorce is complex. Not only is it usually an unexpected process, but it can stir up many emotions and negativity. Because of that, many North Carolina parents seek to do everything they can to protect their children throughout and following marriage dissolution. When amicability is possible and fair and open communication is present, a co-parenting relationship is often sought by parents. But this does not mean this child custody agreement is not filled with its obstacles and pitfalls. While no custody arrangement is perfect, there are ways to make them more successful.

We fight for ideal child custody agreements

Although couples in North Carolina and other states across the nation don't intend to divorce when they decide to tie the knot, divorce is as common as ever in our soicety. Because roughly half of all marriages end in divorce, there are many broken families. Most divorcing parents seek to protect the best interests of their children, and one step to help ensure that is by developing a fair and workable child custody agreement.

The best way to handle child custody issues is with respect

Most North Carolina parents see their children as a blessing and only want what is best for them. They will also go out of their way to protect their kids from harm, be it physical or emotional. As a result, many parents are willing to put their children's well-being ahead of their own. Unfortunately, sometimes a situation between two adults becomes untenable, and a separation or divorce is the best course of action for everyone involved in the long run, even if the kids may be confused and upset by it. When this occurs, it is important that parents remember the kids when they deal with potentially contentious issues such as custody and visitation.

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