Child Custody Litigation
Child custody is one of the most difficult issues in family law. In North Carolina, child custody is determined according to what is in the best interest of the child. It is important to hire an attorney with experience in child custody litigation.
I am Sidney P Jessup Attorney at Law and I have been practicing child custody litigation in Kill Devil Hills, NC since 1986. As your attorney, I will diligently work with you to reach your goals involving your child/children.
There are many issues that have to be addressed when children are involved, such as:
• Primary custody or joint custody of the child or children
• Legal duties of each parent
• Child support and expenses
• Who is to decide major decisions
I recognize that emotions are running high when a case involves children. It is important to hire an attorney who knows the law when it involves child custody litigation and can work calmly and effectively towards an agreement. Many of child custody cases can be settled without going to trial. However, when the only way to protect your child is by being tough and going to court, you can count on me to aggressively represent you and your parental rights.
There are many levels in a child custody case. I have the experience in child custody litigation to make sure you understand all the levels. The “best interest of the child” is the standard by which child custody is decided. In representing you, I will help you decide which parental rights are most important for your individual case, and which rights you are comfortable sharing without any harm to the child. I have the experience in child custody litigation to make sure you understand
Most child custody cases end in joint custody. This gives both parents equal rights as far as decisions concerning such things as health and school. Joint custody allows parents to continue to still be parents, even when no longer living in the home. In North Carolina, sole custody of the child is usually only awarded if the other parent is proven unfit. If you are dealing with a parent that you think is unfit, I will help you prove it in court.
If you find yourself in the middle of a child custody issue, let me make sure you and your child are protected.