North Carolina Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers
Defend Clients Against Domestic Abuse, Spousal Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Stalking & Child Abuse Charges In North Carolina
Domestic violence is a crime.
Have you been charged with domestic violence in North Carolina?
Domestic violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, child abuse is usually defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, friends or cohabitation.
Domestic violence can come in many different forms including physical aggression (hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, throwing objects), or threats thereof; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; passive/covert abuse (e.g., neglect).
How your case is handled may make all the difference in world as to how your life progresses from this potentially traumatic event. Don’t let someone who will not keep you informed as to the status of your case keep you in the dark. The relationship you have with your attorney during this very difficult period can have a substantial impact on your mental health. You need and deserve a lawyer who is looking out for you.
You want a lawyer who will take the time to sit down with you and explain the process and why a particular strategy is being used. You want a lawyer who will listen to you and keep your best interests at heart.
Are you facing a domestic violence charge in North Carolina?
If you need help to defend yourself against a domestic violence charge in North Carolina, then contact the SRIS Law Group Maryland, Massachusetts or North Carolina criminal law defense lawyers for help.
How can a SRIS Law Group lawyer help you?
First and foremost, we will discuss your case with you. We will explain to you the different options you have and the pros and cons of each option. We do not require clients to come in and sit down and talk with us. Certainly, our clients are welcome to come in and talk with us. However, we understand that clients are very busy and may not have the time to come to the office. Therefore, we allow clients to consult with us by phone first and let the clients decide whether they need to come in and meet with their attorney. To learn more about how a SRIS Law Group can help you, please call us at 888-437-7747 and speak with a lawyer the same day.
Our North Carolina domestic violence defense attorneys will do their best to help you.
- North Carolina Code – General Statutes ? 50-13.2. Who entitled to custody; terms of custody; visitation rights of grandparents; taking child out of Stat
50‑13.2. Who entitled to custody; terms of custody; visitation rights of grandparents; taking child out of State.
(a) An order for custody of a minor child entered pursuant to this section shall award the custody of such child to such person, agency, organization or institution as will best promote the interest and welfare of the child. In making the determination, the court shall consider all relevant factors including acts of domestic violence between the parties, the safety of the child, and the safety of either party from domestic violence by the other party and shall make findings accordingly. An order for custody must include findings of fact which support the determination of what is in the best interest of the child. Between the mother and father, whether natural or adoptive, no presumption shall apply as to who will better promote the interest and welfare of the child. Joint custody to the parents shall be considered upon the request of either parent.
(b) An order for custody of a minor child may grant joint custody to the parents, exclusive custody to one person, agency, organization, or institution, or grant custody to two or more persons, agencies, organizations, or institutions. Any order for custody shall include such terms, including visitation, as will best promote the interest and welfare of the child. If the court finds that domestic violence has occurred, the court shall enter such orders that best protect the children and party who were the victims of domestic violence, in accordance with the provisions of G.S. 50B‑3(a1)(1), (2), and (3). If a party is absent or relocates with or without the children because of an act of domestic violence, the absence or relocation shall not be a factor that weighs against the party in determining custody or visitation. Absent an order of the court to the contrary, each parent shall have equal access to the records of the minor child involving the health, education, and welfare of the child.
(b1) An order for custody of a minor child may provide visitation rights for any grandparent of the child as the court, in its discretion, deems appropriate. As used in this subsection, “grandparent” includes a biological grandparent of a child adopted by a stepparent or a relative of the child where a substantial relationship exists between the grandparent and the child. Under no circumstances shall a biological grandparent of a child adopted by adoptive parents, neither of whom is related to the child and where parental rights of both biological parents have been terminated, be entitled to visitation rights.
(c) An order for custody of a minor child may provide for such child to be taken outside of the State, but if the order contemplates the return of the child to this State, the judge may require the person, agency, organization or institution having custody out of this State to give bond or other security conditioned upon the return of the child to this State in accordance with the order of the court.
(d) If, within a reasonable time, one parent fails to consent to adoption pursuant to Chapter 48 of the General Statutes or parental rights have not been terminated, the consent of the other consenting parent shall not be effective in an action for custody of the child.
The SRIS Law Group lawyers assist clients in the following counties in North Carolina:
Mecklenburg County, Wake County, Guilford County, Forsyth County, Cumberland County, Durham County, Buncombe County, Gaston County, New Hanover County, Union County, Cabarrus County, Davidson County, Catawba County, Johnston County, Onslow County, Iredell County, Pitt County, Alamance County, Randolph County, Rowan County, Robeson County, Orange County, Wayne County, Harnett County, Henderson County, Cleveland County, Brunswick County, Craven County, Rockingham County, Nash County, Burke County, Moore County, Caldwell County, Wilson County, Surry County, Lincoln County, Wilkes County, Rutherford County, Carteret County, Sampson County, Chatham County, Stanly County, Lenoir County, Lee County, Haywood County, Franklin County, Halifax County, Columbus County, Granville County, Edgecombe County, Duplin County.