Forsyth County Child Visitation Lawyer
If you are going through a divorce or if you are an unmarried parent, you may be concerned about which parent your kids will live with, how much time you will get to spend with your kids, and whether you or the other parent will have to pay child support to meet the needs. A qualified family lawyer can help you make sense of these difficult matters — and help you get into a situation that is fair and affordable.
As an experienced divorce and family attorney, I can help you figure out what kind of child custody, visitation and child support arrangements you are entitled to by law, and I can make sure your rights are protected. At the Law Office of Maricelis Timothee, PLLC, I work with parents to find solutions that will benefit their children and foster good parent-child relationships.
Child Custody and Visitation Orders and Modifications
There are two aspects of child custody, legal custody and physical custody, each of which can be shared between two parents or awarded to one parent depending on the situation. Having legal custody of a child means that the custodian has the right to make important decisions for that child — such as decisions about where the child will go to school and what doctor will treat him or her — while having physical custody has to do with where children live, and with whom they live.
I can represent you through the necessary legal processes required to secure your custody or visitation time with your children. When existing court orders need to be modified to fit life changes, such as a new living or job situation, I can facilitate that as well.
Making Arrangements for Child Support Payments
North Carolina law provides certain formulas that dictate whether one parent will pay child support, and if so, how much. These formulas are based on both parents' incomes, on the amount of time the children spend with each parent and on other factors.
If you are entitled to receive support, or if you have been ordered to pay support, I can help you make sure the arrangements are fair.
Talk to an Experienced Winston-Salem Child Custody Lawyer. Se Habla Español.
Contact me for a free consultation about your child custody, visitation or child support matter. I offer comprehensive legal services in English and Spanish.
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