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At Gantt Family Law, we understand custody law; and as parents, we understand how much custody of your children means to you.  Our team at Gantt Family Law will be your strong advocates in court or at the negotiation table.  We are here to listen, support, and advise you along the way.




Judges determine custody by determining what is in the best interest of the child.  A judge will consider many factors in a custody dispute, including physical fitness, historical caretaking, employment requirements, history of domestic violence, mental capacity, and more.  North Carolina defines custody into two categories:


  • Physical Custody: Where children will live after a divorce. 

  • Legal Custody:  Who can make decisions concerning education, religion, and medical care of the children.


In North Carolina, child custody can be settled by agreement or in a court order.  There is no presumption that one parent would be better suited to have custody and courts prefer both parents to be involved.


The attorneys at Gantt Family Law work with child custody clients in the Triangle area and beyond. We understand the importance of your custody case and can advise you on how to protect your rights as custody decisions are made.  If you are thinking of getting a divorce and you have minor children at home, it is important to consult with a knowledgeable family law attorney who can advise you of these important rights.

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Child Custody

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