Conflict involving the children is emotionally difficult.  The Law Office of Ashley-Nicole Russell, P.A. helps parties in resolving the issue with co-parenting. It is the mission of our office to help our clients deal with Child custody and support issues in a manner that insulates children from the adversarial effects of going to court. The Standard for Child Custody or Co-parenting in North Carolina is: “In the Best Interest of the Minor Children”. Our office will act quickly to resolve differences, using mediation, collaboration or settlement negotiation in a manner that will promote a caring, loving, and involved relationship between the children and both parents. We will help our clients to insulate children from involvement in disputes. The foundation of Collaborative Family Law is to create a better way to separate and divorce where the children’s needs and support are paramount in the process.

What Does a Child Custody Lawyer Do?

The NC child custody statutes provide guidance as to how the system works. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, addresses the jurisdictional issues which arise in custody disputes. A federal law, known as the Interstate Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, also addresses NC child custody jurisdictional issues. In North Carolina, you and your spouse may settle issues of custody and visitation by private agreement; custody does not have to be submitted to a judge. To find out all of the requirements and steps involved in an action or settlement of child custody call the office to schedule an appointment today with our child custody lawyer.