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North Carolina Custody

North Carolina custody is easy to understand once you know how the system really works.

And that's too bad, because what the politicians in Raleigh tell you about child custody in North Carolina isn't necessarily accurate.

The system isn't anywhere near as fair as they want you to believe.

When you look at child custody guidelines in North Carolina, you'll see references to "primary caretaker" and "more qualified" parent.

In none of the official guidelines will you find the intangible criteria actually used to establish child custody in the real world.

If you and your spouse are unable to establish a child custody arrangement, then the state of North Carolina decides where your children live.

The establishment of child custody starts with filing a motion at your local North Carolina county family law courthouse.

Eventually, the county will assign a North Carolina custody evaluator who will meet with all the parties; including the school, doctors, etc.

The county will conduct an evaluation to establish which of the two of you is the best parent for your children.

The process begins with an evaluation performed by an assigned evaluator.

You'll also likely be subjected to a psychological profile and at the end of this process, the custody evaluator writes a report and submits it to family court.

And you'll receive a copy of this evaluation report as well.

Many people think custody is determined by the judge in your case, the fact is custody is determined by the evaluator, not a judge.

The judge will read the evaluators report and because the judge knows very little about you, your spouse, your children, or your family setting rubber stamp it.

The evaluator on the other hand has conducted extensive research and issues a report, so there's no way the judge is going to overrule the evaluators recommendation.

If your involved in a highly contested dispute, expect the judge to order the guardian ad litem to protect your children's interests during the evaluation.

This person will not decide custody, they only act as a advocate for the children to make sure their interest is protected while you and your spouse about custody.

Guardians can be lawyers or social workers as long as they are approved by the court and there are private guardian ad litems as well as public ones employed by your local North Carolina county.

Regarding fee's, private guardians charge from $50 per hour to up to $400, where public guardians generally charge less.

It's typical for spouses to share the cost of the guardian ad litem.

If the cost of a guardian ad litem is an issue for you, one can be provided free of change.

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