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Charlotte Child Custody

The most painful area of family law is the process of how child custody is granted. Having an attorney with experience in Charlotte Child Custody cases is a must. At Dummit Fradin, we exercise special care when dealing with this emotional issue. Contact Us today and let the healing begin.

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Welcome to Dummit Fradin | Charlotte Child Custody

When a marriage ends, it is often with a bang not a whimper. At Dummit Fradin, we understand that this is a chaotic and emotional time for everyone involved. The reality of the situation is that things are going to change, and how that change affects you will depend on the Attorney you choose. Our experienced Charlotte Child Custody attorneys are ready to provide the legal support needed during this conflict. Our Attorneys will fight for the best possible outcome in your case. When you hire us, you get a team of professionals all striving for the same goal, your success.

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MEET OUR CHARLOTTE CHILD CUSTODY TEAM

David M. McCleary
David M. McClearyAttorney
Mr. McCleary focuses his practice on family law and issues pertaining to child custody in Charlotte NC. His experience revolves around the Mecklenburg County Family Court System in Charlotte where he practices almost exclusively.
E. Clarke Dummit
E. Clarke DummitAttorney
If you are looking for a child custody attorney in Charlotte, Clarke Dummit had been handling child custody cases since 1991. He has litigated in county courthouses across the state including Charlotte child custody cases for more than two decades.

Charlotte Child Custody Factors

The custody factors that the Charlotte or Mecklenburg courts use to determine child custody vary wildly.  However, the factors do have a common theme; what is in the best interest of the child. Factors that are looked at include living conditions of the parents who have child custody, parent’s employment history, parent’s criminal history, use of drugs or alcohol, and medical history, just to name a few.

  • Who has been the Primary Caregiver.

  • Any history of criminal behavior.

  • The ability to provide a stable home environment.

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Charlotte Child Custody Types

The family law courts in Charlotte or Mecklenburg County will review the factors related to child custody and the best interest of the minor child, and then determine the custody arrangements regarding child custody. Child Custody is divided in two main differences: Legal Custody and Physical Custody.

  • Legal Custody: Who makes custody decisions for the minor child on issues of education, health, and religion.

  • Physical Custody: Who does the minor child live with and spend time with.

Between Legal and Physical Child Custody, the Court must then determine whether a party will be given primary custody or whether the parties will share custody (joint custody).

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Charlotte Contested Child Custody

In the family courts of Charlotte, if child custody is contested, mediation is required by the court. Mediation is an opportunity for the parents to try to come to an agreement on the child custody schedule and order. It is the hope of the courts that the Mediation order will help create:

  • An amicable environment between the parties,

  • Custody and visitations agreements that are in the best interests of the child,

  • A decrease in the potential for further disputes and hostility,

  • And, overall, a solid ground work of communication that will allow the parents to focus on the child and what is in the best interest of the Minor Child.

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Charlotte Military Child Custody

Charlotte Child Custody Laws allow for a military parent who has sole or joint custody and who is deployed a substantial distance away, to get the Mecklenburg Family courts help in issuing a temporary custody order.

  • Deployment is required

  • Temporary Custody Order may be entered

  • The Order will terminate within 60 days of the parent returning home

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The needs of our clients always come first. For the convenience of the individuals we serve, we have four office locations. No matter what the case entails, we look forward to meeting and working with you to get through this matter as efficiently and effectively as possible.

1133 West First Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 777-8081
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820 North Elm Street
High Point, NC 27262
(336) 777-1770
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412 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
(336) 482-3848
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2030 South Tryon Street, Suite 3C
Charlotte, NC 28203
(704) 319-7200
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Surrounding counties include : Lincoln county, Catawba county, Burke county, Rowan county, Iredell county, and York county in South Carolina