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June 2017 Archives

Determining child visitation plans for holidays

If you are recently divorced in North Carolina, you may be well aware of the complicated decisions that are ahead of you. Choices regarding child custody, visitation and the separation of assets all require considerable thought and careful negotiation. At Marshall & Taylor we have helped many people just like you to make beneficial decisions regarding their divorce.

Stay at home fathers may be awarded custody

The majority of divorce cases in North Carolina that order sole-physical custody, award that custody to the mother. Although the father may be granted regular visitation, including overnight visits, weekends and certain holidays, the child’s primary residence is with the mother. This is often awarded in cases where the mother has spent more time fulfilling the caregiver role in raising the children. While this may be the trend, an increasing number of fathers are being granted sole-physical custody in cases where they have spent more time raising and caring for the child on a daily basis.  

The difference between child custody and visitation

While there are many aspects of divorce that can be confusing, the amount of time will you get to spend with your children may be one of the most complicated. Judges in North Carolina will not only determine how many days or hours a week you get to have your children, they will also determine whether or not you are given custody or visitation. We at Marshall and Taylor Law Firm work to help you determine and secure a custody arrangement that is best for you and your family.

How can you get the most out of summer co-parenting?

Summer break is here (or at least on its way), and that means fun in the sun for North Carolina families. Arranging visitation schedules around vacations, summer jobs, day camps and other activities, however, can be an exhausting and frustrating process. Here are a few tips to help you and your child get the most out of your time together this summer.