Wake County Child Custody Lawyer

Have a Child Custody Issue and Looking for the Right Raleigh, NC & Wake County Area Attorney Who Actually Listens to Your Situation and Goals, Does Not Complicate Cases For Extra Billing, Truly Cares and Keeps Focused on the Best Interests of You and Your Children?

Why Choose McKnight Law?

  • Highly Reviewed & Rated – 5 star review rating on Google, Excellent rating on Best Law Office and Super Lawyers Rising Star.
  • Highly Responsive – We strive for rapid return calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back.
  • Proven Track Record of Success at Trial – While often the goal is to avoid trial, when we take a case into court, we are proud of our high success rate even when the odds are stacked against us.
  • Responsive – We pride ourselves on fast response times when communicating with our clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
  • No Case Is Too Difficult or Complex – This is where our firm’s experience and depth of knowledge come into play. No matter how difficult your case may seem, we fight for you and pursue your best results with tenacity.
  • Because Your Family and Happiness Are at Stake – The smoother and fairer this process goes, the better the post-divorce interactions tend to be. This is better for the children, you, and your ex-spouse.
  • Straight Shooters – You’ve made an important decision in your life. We respect you for that. You can count on us to give you the honest (sometimes hard) truth about what to expect on the road ahead so that you can be prepared in every way possible.
  • Caring & Compassionate (truly) – We have a personal connection to divorce and family law matters. We know what you’ve been through, and we care about your well-being. You are more than just a legal matter.
  • Personalized Attention – We understand and respect that every client has unique needs. We treat all of our clients with the attention they deserve.
  • Honesty and Transparency – Our approach focuses on efficiency and speed to resolve cases as quickly as possible to get your life back to normal sooner.
  • No Surprises on Fees and Costs – You will always know the hourly rate or flat fee upfront.
  • We Keep You Updated – We know the details of your case are important to you. We want you to know what’s happening with your case at all points in the process.

Custody in Wake County

Being a parent is one of the most rewarding things you can ever experience. However, it’s almost certainly one of the most challenging when it comes to separations and divorces. You love your children with all of your heart, and you want what’s best for them. You also don’t want them to have to go through a bitter custody battle in front of a judge. McKnight Law understands the importance of protecting your children during this difficult time. We have helped numerous families settle custody issues without setting foot in a courtroom.
Contact our Wake County Child Custody Lawyer today to go over your case. With our help, you can settle child custody and move forward with this new chapter of your life.

Considerations in Child Custody Case

If your child custody case goes to court, the judge will consider numerous factors when creating an agreement. These factors include:
  • Child’s age and specific needs.
  • Parents’ ability to provide for the child.
  • Parents’ living situation and caretaking abilities.
  • Parents’ time to dedicate to caring for the child.
  • Child’s relationship with other siblings and the parent.

Legal Custody in Wake County

Your Wake County child custody lawyer can help you fight for legal custody. Parents with legal custody make all kinds of impactful decisions for their children, including education, health care, extracurricular and enrichment opportunities, and general well-being. While the court can award sole legal custody, shared legal custody is more common. In this case, both parents will have a say in raising the child.
Both parents must consent when choosing a school, church, and after-school activities in many cases. This can be true, even if the child primarily lives with one parent. While this can sound challenging, an experienced attorney can ensure your legal custody arrangement best meets your child’s needs.

Physical Custody in Wake County

Your attorney will also assist you in determining physical custody. Physical custody refers to where the child resides primarily (and secondarily). In most cases, parents share custody to some extent. Referred to as joint physical custody, courts have flexibility regarding exactly how to divide custody. For instance, many children thrive by spending one week at one parent’s home and the following week at the other parent’s home. This arrangement can be less disruptive than shuttling children from home to home every few days. However, other children need the security of the home they are accustomed to more of the time while also spending meaningful time at another, newer residence.

Client Reviews – McKnight Law Divorce

Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience:

“very professional,” “Great law firm and a respectful lawyer,” “always made me feel like his only client,” “legit empathy/compassion,” “helped myself and my family get through a difficult situation,” “Fair and reasonable,” “extremely pleased and impressed with,” “highly recommend McKnight Law and his staff to get the job done,” “extremely helpful, caring, considerate, and intelligent,” “always responsive,” “everything was handled correctly and without delay,” “great expertise and great personality,” “professional and knowledgeable of the law,” “John and his staff were wonderful to work with,” “not only knows the law, but is thoughtful, compassionate, and dependable,” “took the time to listen and understand my situation,” “intelligent, efficient, and organized,” “extremely helpful, caring, considerate, and intelligent,” “kept me informed and up-to-date throughout the process, and everything was handled correctly and without delay,”
If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, contact us to see how we can help you and your family.

Our Location

We help families in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Garner, and Wake County, North Carolina.

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3801 Lake Boone Trail Suite 420
Raleigh, NC 27607

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