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Child Custody Archives

Divorce: What should I do when domestic violence is an issue?

Divorces are usually stressful situations in Raleigh that both parties want to finalize quickly. When domestic violence is a factor, one spouse usually has more reasons to rush through the process. Besides feeling trapped, afraid and frustrated about your circumstances, you may feel as if divorce is the only way for you to get the freedom you need. 

Tips for the holidays and visitation

The holidays can be a trying time for divorced or separated families in North Carolina. Trying to coordinate everyone's schedules while also being aware of extended family commitments and traditions can leave families feeling very worn out. It can also lead to misunderstandings, hurt feelings, upset children, and arguments. To avoid such hassles, parents in this situation should work together to find a good holiday plan. The following is some additional advice to help make this easier.

What are some custody concerns for same sex couples?

With the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, there have been some new legal difficulties for same-sex couples. In North Carolina and other states, these couples have learned when it comes time to dissolve their marriage, custody issues are not always easily resolved. While there are sure to be the typically arguments over who the children will live with and what the visitation schedule will look like, there are even more pressing issues you may face.

Tips for co-parenting effectively

One of the biggest struggles after a divorce in North Carolina is trying to work together as parents to take care of the children. In some cases, co-parenting issues cause a lot of stress and strain. Most often, the ones affected are the children. Parents need to realize that the children become the most important thing after a divorce. This is why it is essential for parents to learn how to properly and effectively co-parent.

The many schedules of parenting time

One of the most complicated aspects of divorce in North Carolina is a parenting schedule that will work for you, your ex-spouse and your child. While you may breathe a sigh of relief once you have finally figured out an arrangement that works, the truth is that you are likely to encounter frequent changes that will make that schedule impossible to stick to. We at Jeffrey E. Marshall can help you determine alternate schedules that can be enacted when your typical parenting plan will not apply.

What are the responsibilities of sole custody?

Divorced parents of children in North Carolina will have to decide whether joint or sole custody is better for their particular situation. If you're considering sole custody of your child, you should go into the arrangement understanding what sort of responsibilities will be on your shoulders.

What is an action for support of a minor child?

If you are like most North Carolina parents, you realize that you and your spouse are responsible for the support of your children and welcome this responsibility. In some divorce situations, however, one parent may not be as willing as he or she should be to provide support. In such situations, Section 50.13.4 of the North Carolina Statutes sets forth the requirements for an action for support of a minor child.

Achieving the best child custody agreement

Divorcing couples in North Carolina have a great deal of power and control in determining the best custody arrangement for their children. In fact, North Carolina has an official policy, as stated in Section 50 of the General Statutes, of encouraging parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of raising their children after a divorce.

What are the non-custodial parent's rights to school information?

If you have school-aged children, you likely want to stay involved in your children's education even if you are not the custodial parent. The school is not responsible for managing your custody issues, but it must follow the custody order from the court and any applicable laws.According to the National Center for Education Statistics, if you are the non-custodial parent, you have specific rights when it comes to the school unless specified otherwise in custody orders.