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Hillsborough, NC Child Custody Lawyer

Reputable Divorce Attorney with Nearly Two Decades of Experience

Being a parent is a great privilege that carries with it a load of responsibilities. We understand that making sure your child is adequately cared for and supported is your top priority. It is also crucial that you get to spend adequate time with your child.

At Browner Law, PLLC, we get it. Our Hillsborough child custody attorney is passionately committed to helping you work towards a custody plan that works best for you and your family. Ideally, we would like to help you reach an agreement with the child’s other parent through the mediation process. However, if you are not able to agree on a custody arrangement, we are prepared to take your case to court.

Our tenacious divorce lawyer stands ready to assist you through this challenging time. Call (919) 887-8662 or contact our firm online for competent legal advice.

Understanding Child Custody in North Carolina

Child custody is the term used to refer to two fundamental rights of parents: 1) the right to make major life decisions for a child (legal custody), and 2) the right to have a child in one’s care (physical custody). Both legal parents share these rights equally. In the event that the parents are no longer together, parents will need to agree on the terms of the child’s care. When an agreement cannot be reached, either parent may choose to file for a custody order.

After a complaint is filed and a summons and complaint are served on the other parent, a judge can hear the custody case and make a decision regarding legal and physical custody. The judge may either rule for sole custody or joint custody.

The various possible rulings include:

  • Joint legal custody: parents work together to make major decisions for the child
  • Sole legal custody: one parent makes the major decisions for the child without consulting the other parent
  • Joint physical custody: the child’s time is split between the parents
  • Sole physical custody: the child only lives with one parent, while the other parent is given visitation

There are many possibilities of how joint physical custody works out practically. Sometimes what is deemed best for the child is an equal amount of time spent with both parents. In other cases, one parent may be granted primary physical custody, while the other is given secondary physical custody. Under such circumstances, a child might live with the parent that has primary custody during the week, and then live with the other parent on the weekends.

We Work Hard to Get Results for Our Clients

At Browner Law, PLLC, our priority is to protect your children and preserve your relationship with them. If you have found yourself in a custody battle with your child’s other parent, we can help you obtain a child custody order that is fair and protects the rights and best interests of your child.

Call us at (919) 887-8662 today to schedule your initial consultation with a skilled legal advocate.

Meet Our Founding Attorney

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    Jeremy Todd Browner, ESQ.

    Founding Attorney

    Jeremy's childhood was split between Baltimore, Houston, and West Hartford. He graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology, majoring in commercial aviation and minoring in avionics. While there, he won a major award for analyzing the cause of a fatal air-crash involving two students and an instructor. He decided that a law degree would enable him to pursue interest in aviation safety. Jeremy received his J.D. in ...
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