A Lawyer Who Understands Child Custody Cases

North Carolina makes no presumption in child custody cases that mothers are more fit to have legal custody of children in divorce than fathers. That comes as a surprise to some dads, who love their children and honestly believe their kids are better off with them, for a variety of reasons.

I had a client who drove an over-the-road truck for a living. He was often away from home for a week or more at a time. He loved his kids fiercely but doubted the court would give him the benefit of the doubt. I fought for this man, and with a bit of creativity came up with a schedule that allowed him to have custody of the kids whenever he was home, whenever that was. The court agreed that the best interests of the children were served by giving this man custody of his kids.

I am Blair Cody. In my career as a lawyer I never made a client as happy as I made that man.

There are other misconceptions that need to be put away, such as the notion that older kids can decide for themselves where they will live. That's not true. The court is still bound by the principle of best interests, which is established by careful analysis of how the family works.

Attorney Handling A Wide Variety Of Visitation Issues

At Cody Law Firm we handle the full spectrum of custody situations, including:

  • Child custody agreements
  • Relocation issues
  • Parenting time
  • Establishing paternity
  • Unmarried parents
  • Grandparents' visitation rights
  • Military deployment and child custody

If you need to file for child custody and are looking for aggressive representation, with just a touch of creativity, the place to call is Cody Law Firm in Hickory. I will be pleased to meet with you or to discuss your situation by phone. You can contact Cody Law Firm by calling 828-358-2776.