Child Custody: Protecting What Matters Most
When parents get divorced, their main concern often is maintaining a strong relationship with their children. North Carolina courts attempt to balance the interests of all parties involved while ultimately acting in the best interests of the child. It is strongly felt that children should not be used as “weapons” gain the upper hand in a divorce.
At the Law Offices of Geoffrey A. Planer in Gastonia, North Carolina, we strive to see that children will benefit from the best that each parent has to offer. A positive result is when children maintain a healthy relationship with both parents, and we are adept at making that happen.
Today’s mobile society requires frequent relocations. We assist custodial parents who need to petition the court to relocate with a child, and we help noncustodial parents who want to prevent their child’s other parent from moving the child out of state.
We work with clients to reach agreement on parenting plans through negotiations and, if necessary, mediation involving a neutral third party. In doing so, we help parents retain more control over the critical decisions that will shape their lives and the lives of their children.
In the event that you are unable to reach agreement regarding custody and visitation, our lawyers are experienced litigators who can build a strong case on your behalf. We have established a network of specialists such as child psychologists and other experts who can assist us in producing a positive outcome.
Our Gastonia child custody attorneys also provide comprehensive legal guidance regarding the establishment of child support. Whether you are seeking child support or you want to protect yourself from paying more than your fair share, we have the knowledge to assist you in reaching a fair resolution.