Child custody definitions


Dear atallred:

Greetings. Please read through our section on child custody at the following link:

If you still have questions, please let me know. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Please explain to me the different types of custody - joint, sole, etc. and the benefits, disadvantages of each. My husband wants joint custody of our 16 year old daughter, and I don’t know what that involves or how it affects child support or my ability to move out of state.

We are trying to put together a separation agreement in a civil manner - one that we can then take to attorneys for legal drafting, actions, etc.

Thank you for any help you can provide.