Family /Domestic Law in Southern Pines, NC
The Law Offices of Ron Scott, PLLC has been involved in numerous matrimonial and child custody proceedings over the years in many of the Family Courts in North Carolina. As a flexible and dynamic firm, we provide personalized assistance to clients in the following areas: Divorce, Child Custody Visitation, Child Support Paternity, Domestic Violence, Alimony and Post Judgment Contempt. Our firm strives to extend personalized attention and expert legal guidance to each client, so that the firm is able to act swiftly and smoothly in resolving client disputes. With Compassionate Support for Family Issues with a Focus on North Carolina divorce Ron Scott stands ready to act as trusted and qualified advocate during the often emotionally charged process of divorce.
Child custody is determined by what is in the the best interests and welfare of the child. In making the determination North Carolina Courts consider a plethora of relevant factors including but not limited to which parent can provide the most stable environment for the child, acts of domestic violence between the parties, the safety of the child, safety of either party from domestic violence and preference of the child. At times this requires work with experts such as psychologists and psychiatrists to determine which parent will be the best custodial parent for the children. As a child matures, his or her wishes are considered by the court, and often the judge will speak to a mature child in chambers and consider their wishes. Joint custody has become much more popular and many parties settles along those terms and therefore share in the decision making process. Obviously courts seek to resolve disputes amicably, but often this is not possible and therefore significant litigation is required.
In North Carolina, Child Support is dependent on the needs of the child, but generally the courts apply a numeric formula. Moreover, unless circumstances otherwise warrant, the father and mother are primarily liable for the support of a minor child. Every Child deserves to enjoy the same lifestyle they had when their parents were married. Child support orders attempt to make this possible. Just because two adults decide to divorce, your children should not suffer because your marriage ended. No matter what type of dispute you’re involved in, you deserve an attorney who will advocate for your rights and who will protect your rights in caring for your children. The North Carolina Child Custody & Visitation Attorneys at the Law Offices of Ron Scott, PLLC represent all during this very painful time in life. Ron Scott deals with child custody disputes throughout North Carolina including Moore, Hoke and Richmond Counties.