Depending on a parent's perspective, it may be a huge relief or a cause of a concern that, in North Carolina, child custody and parenting time decisions are not set in stone. This is true even when the parents made an agreement about such issues and one of them wants to change the agreement.
A previous post on this blog discussed how Statesville, North Carolina, parents might be able to use a child custody mediator to resolve any child custody disputes or disagreements over either parent's visitation rights. The ideal result of a child custody mediator is when the mediator is able to prepare a written agreement that both parties are willing to sign. Failing this, a mediator's role in the case usually ends when either parent indicates that he or she is no longer interested in trying to negotiate an agreement.
Child custody mediation has been growing in popularity over recent years such that many residents of Statesville and other North Carolina residents may have heard of it even if they haven't gone through a custody matter themselves.
Many residents of Statesville, North Carolina, especially if they are single parents, have probably heard the phrase joint custody or split custody used in conversation.
As is the case with just about any court order or judgment, a custody and parenting time order is only good to the extent that parents are willing to follow it.
Unlike many other states, North Carolina does not have any special law when it comes to single parents who have to move either out of state or even to another part of North Carolina, which can be hundreds of miles from Statesville.
Although having to move is a part of life that many residents of Statesville, North Carolina, will probably have to experience at some point, the process is never easy.
A previous post on this blog discussed the possible criminal charges and punishments a Statesville, North Carolina, resident can face if he or she is found to have committed domestic violence.
Traffic tickets are not something to ignore and may be something the accused individual wishes to fight. There are a number of reasons to challenge a traffic ticket including reasons related to the potential consequences of a traffic ticket such as fees and increased insurance rates. Traffic tickets can be issued for a range of traffic violations including for speeding and running red lights.
When a child custody arrangement no longer works, parents may need to request a child custody modification from the family law court. There are a variety of reasons why a child custody agreement may need to be modified but the family law court will always seek to do what is in the best interests of the child. If the child is in danger, for instance, the family law court may modify a child custody order and will seek to determine if there is domestic violence in the home, if the danger is immediate and if the child has expressed a desire not to be in the home.