Ardent Child Custody and Support Attorney
The possibility of an unjust custody or visitation decision is a major threat to your ability to do right by your children. If you face the devastating prospect of losing precious time with your children or forfeiting other essential parental rights, you need an assertive attorney to fight for your rights to raise your child in a healthy, thriving environment.
The Law Office of Randell F. Hastings has 35 years of experience in North Carolina and is dedicated to fighting for your rights in all aspects of child custody and visitation, including:
- Primary or joint custody arrangements
- Visitation rights
- Grandparent visitation
- Modification of custody and visitation orders
- Enforcement of orders
- Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
- Decisions related to religion, education and upbringing of the child
Dedicated to your child’s well-being
After divorce, the division of your family into two households substantially affects your children, emotionally and financially. Mr. Hastings, with 35 years of experience in family law, advocates for the financial support your children deserve.
Mr. Hastings helps parents:
- Understand child support guidelines
- Negotiate child support through mediation
- Litigate child support issues
- Enforce child support orders
- Modify child support orders
Child support guidelines
North Carolina law has established general child support guidelines. Mr. Hastings strives to achieve the best possible financial solutions within the framework of these guidelines. He works to structure the child support receipt or payment arrangements that best suit your needs and your children’s needs.
Enforcement of child support
Both parents share the responsibility of raising their child. When your former spouse tries to evade crucial financial obligations, Mr. Hastings can compel the enforcement of your child support order.
Modification of child support
A lost job or serious injury can render you unable to pay your child support, yet you are required to pay the full amount until the court modifies your order. Mr. Hastings can process a modification of your child support order expeditiously, so that childcare expenses are more fairly distributed.
An effective mediator
Children are best served when parents maintain a cordial relationship. The structured process of mediation can help you both set aside anger and hostility and focus on the crucial issues concerning your children. Mediation can be a highly effective tool for preserving stability and peace in your home during the turbulent process of divorce. The predictability of mediation reduces the stress of child custody and child support conflicts and puts important child-rearing decisions in your hands, rather than in the hands of the court. Mr. Hastings is skilled at maneuvering negotiations toward settlements that protect your child’s best interests and your parental rights.
An assertive litigator
It may be necessary for you to fight for your children’s best interests at trial. If the other parent refuses to compromise or expresses hostility toward you, negotiations may fail. If you believe the other parent poses a danger to your children’s well-being, you should go to court to protect them. The uncertainty of litigation often compounds the stress and upheaval already present in your lives at this time. But with Mr. Hastings by your side, you can feel confident that your children are protected and your parental rights are secure. Sometimes trial is also necessary to obtain the financial support your child deserves. Mr. Hastings meticulously prepares for such litigation and zealously fights for your child’s right to a financially stable upbringing.
Contact a Concord family law attorney you can trust.
Call the The Law Office of Randell F. Hastings at 704-786-4567 or contact the firm online to schedule your free initial consultation.