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Putting Your Children First By Finding Custody and Support Solutions That Work

Unlike other types of divorce issues, there is no clear winner in a child custody dispute. Divorced parents with minor children will continue to be tied to one another long after the divorce judgment has been entered. If the parents end up damaging their ability to communicate with each other about issues concerning their children, then the future will be more difficult for both of them – and for their children.

At the Knox Law Center, the goal of our family law attorneys is to help our clients create parenting plans that will help them preserve parent-child relationships and raise healthy children. While every family is unique, divorcing parents need to put their children’s best interests first.

Legal custody and physical custody

North Carolina has two types of child custody:

• Legal custody, which refers to the right to make medical, educational, religious and other major life decisions

• Physical custody, which refers to where the child lives

Legal custody is shared in North Carolina unless there is a strong reason not to do so. Physical custody can range from a shared parenting plan where each parent has the child 50 percent of the time to a traditional plan where one parent has primary custody and the other parent has visitation.

Respectful communication between parents is essential in crafting a parenting plan. Issues regarding the children will continue to arise after divorce, and parents must learn to communicate effectively.

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To talk to a lawyer about your child custody case, please call us or fill out the contact form below.


Mar 21, 2020
by Ben Robinson on Knox Law Center
Excellent services provided.

Attorney Frances Knox helped my family in providing much needed legal documents. She was very prompt, knowledgeable and went well out of her way to help us. She provided excellent legal services and was very congenial and easy to work with throughout the process. I highly recommend her as an attorney.

Feb 15, 2020
by Happy Client on Knox Law Center
The Actual Best.

You can get know better than this firm. No doubt about them being at the top lawyers nation wide. If you are in the Charlotte area you cannot get better. After being turned down by other firms Ms. Knox took the case and came back as a winner. Those guys who have their adds on the trains and bus here could not even stand in the same room with these attorneys. They make sure you are comfortable mentally and physically. Just let them do their job and they will get the job done. The best yes they are and that is a fact. Thank you Ms. Knox for being the person you are. Even when i lost faith in the case you held fast. Thank you over and over. Happy client.

Jan 13, 2020
by Philip M. on Knox Law Center
Eddie Knox has probably forgotten more about the law then most people will ever learn!

Eddie Knox is a local legend and has probably forgotten more about the law then most people will ever learn.

Dec 15, 2019
by Daniel B. on Knox Law Center
I would highly recommend Knox Law Center

Knox Law Center is not only extremely responsive, but the quality of lawyers at this firm are unparalleled, and one is even the former mayor of Charlotte so his connections always astound me (Eddie Knox).
Eddie, Allen, Frances, Heather, Brad, Lisa and Michael are all very well established attorneys who are clearly leaders in the legal community. In fact in my conversations with Allen and Eddie, for every case they fought together, they were undefeated...and that's considering many years of difficult cases.
I also love the family environment here where it's clear the attorney's go above and beyond to do what they can for their clients. If you have a difficult case or you just want to get the best results possible for your legal situation, I would highly recommend you consider Knox Law Center.

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