Experienced Guidance For Child Custody Matters

While money and property are large concerns in a divorce, they pale in comparison to legal issues that affect the children. The outcome of child custody proceedings will affect where your children live and the time you spend with them going forward. This is not the time to leave legal matters to chance. It is important to have a knowledgeable advocate guiding you through these critical issues.

At Hardin Law Firm PLLC in Fayetteville, we handle a broad range of family law matters, including child custody and child support. Victoria Hardin is a child custody attorney with more than 10 years of legal experience. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she was a schoolteacher, an occupation that has given her special insight into legal matters that affect children. She and our legal team are committed to protecting your parental rights and the best interests of your children.

Navigating Custody Issues

Child custody is generally separated into two types:

  • Legal custody: Determines who makes critical decisions about the child's education, health care, religion and other important issues.
  • Physical custody: Determines where the child holds primary residence. The noncustodial parent typically is granted visitation.

Oftentimes, parents will share legal custody. In North Carolina, parents are encouraged to come to agreement on custody issues before having a judge get involved. In most situations, a child is best served by maintaining a meaningful relationship with his or her mother and father. We can help you understand the law so you can know what is possible and what is realistic in terms of custody and visitation.

Grandparents' Rights

Grandparents have rights too, and should not be left out of the picture in the wake of a custody dispute. If you are a grandparent with concerns about your role in your grandchild's life, we can help you seek visitation privileges. If the child's parent is unfit for some reason, you may be able to seek primary custody. Family law attorney Victoria Hardin can help you explore your rights and options.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Child Custody Concerns

We are here to provide you with the skilled representation you need for child custody issues in North Carolina. Contact us today by telephone at 910-849-2356 or online by filling out a brief contact form.