Child Custody

Dear louene:

Greetings. The judge will listen very carefully to your step child, especially due to her age. I don’t think that you will have a problem changing custody based on the information provided below. If you are in the Wake County area, please feel free to contact us to get an idea on what we think about th rest of the facts. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney at Law
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.

I have a 17 yr old step child that wants to go to court to have the custody of her changed from her mother to her father. There has been alot of verbal abuse and threats between her and her mother for 6 years now. Will that have any bearing if we go to court and how much will the judge take into account what my step child feels and wants? It has always been a bad situation for her and she has tried to stick it out. It will be ugly, we know, if we do go to court.