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Visitation Archives

How to get through the holidays as a blended family

With the holiday season upon North Carolina, many blended families will be trying to figure out how to handle them for the first time. This can be a difficult task because instead of having one family, there are now multiple families. This means parents have to coordinate not only with their children's other parent but also with new family members, including new spouses and their families. As complicated as it can be, many families deal with it and make it work every year.

How can we balance visitation and extracurricular activities?

One of the things you may struggle with when it comes to North Carolina visitation arrangements with your former spouse is working around the kids' extracurricular activities. Some children are involved in so many things, it can make it tough to ensure parenting time is not infringed upon. However, you also do not want to make children feel bad about being involved in sports and other activities. So, how can you work around this issue?

Tips for smooth visitation schedules

One of the toughest situations for a couple that has recently been divorced in North Carolina is figuring out visitation schedules. Once schedules are ironed out, it is often difficult to make the transitions between each parent go smoothly. Because the children should always feel comfortable and happy with the situation, it is up to the parents to ensure visitation is easy and the transition between homes is not a big disturbance.

Getting the most out of visits with your noncustodial child

As a North Carolina parent without primary custody of your child, you probably value your visits with your son or daughter greatly, and you want to make sure that you maximize every minute of the limited time you have together. At Marshall & Taylor PLLC, we have considerable experience helping parents maintain positive, thriving relationships with their noncustodial children, and we have assisted many clients who wish to secure visitation or custodial rights to their offspring.

What are considerations in out-of-state visitation schedules?

If you are in a situation where you or the child's other parent has moved out of the state of North Carolina, then you may be dealing with developing a new visitation plan. While this scenario is not ideal, it is something that many families deal with. This means there are some great tips and lot of advice out there to help you as you work on your own plan.

What is supervised visitation?

In North Carolina, it is possible for a judge to order supervised visitation in a custody case. While this ruling is not used often, it is used when absolutely necessary to protect the children involved. Visitation is important for families, so being ordered to undergo supervised visitation can be a blow.

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.

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.

What is the best interests standard?

If you are seeking custody or visitation rights to a child in a North Carolina court, you are probably aware that the best interests of the child play a crucial role in the court’s final decision. However, the phrase “the best interests of the child” encompasses a wide range of ideas, and the court’s view of what comprises best interests may differ from your own or those of the child in question. Here are a few important factors in the best interests standard.