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Lawyers Who Understand Child Custody Cases

North Carolina makes no presumption in child custody cases that mothers are more fit to have legal custody of children in divorce than fathers. That comes as a surprise to some dads, who love their children and honestly believe their kids are better off with them, for a variety of reasons.

Attorney Blair Cody once had a client who drove an over-the-road truck for a living. He was often away from home for a week or more at a time. He loved his kids fiercely but doubted the court would give him the benefit of the doubt. Attorney Cody fought for this man, and with a bit of creativity came up with a schedule that allowed him to have custody of the kids whenever he was home, whenever that was. The court agreed that the best interests of the children were served by giving this man custody of his kids.

In his career as a lawyer, attorney Cody had never made a client as happy as he made that man.

There are other misconceptions that need to be put away, such as the notion that older kids can decide for themselves where they will live. That’s not true. The court is still bound by the principle of best interests, which is established by careful analysis of how the family works.

Attorneys Handling A Wide Variety Of Visitation Issues

At Helton, Cody & Associates, PLLC, we handle the full spectrum of custody situations, including:

  • Child custody agreements
  • Relocation issues
  • Parenting time
  • Establishing paternity
  • Unmarried parents
  • Grandparents’ visitation rights
  • Military deployment and child custody

If you need to file for child custody and are looking for aggressive representation, with just a touch of creativity, call Helton, Cody & Associates, PLLC, in Hickory. We would be pleased to meet with you or to discuss your situation by phone. You can contact us by calling 828-848-8776.