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This manuscript is designed to provide family law attorneys with a nuanced view of many of the issues concerning child custody, child support and guardianship of minors.

Topics include:

  • A review of some of the finer points of law encountered when applying the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines
  • Best practices to employ when selecting a Parenting Coordinator (PC), when drafting the PC’s appointment order,  and how to deal with a PC gone “astray”
  • A detailed look at the role of a Guardian Ad Litem in a North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 50 custody case
  • The basic procedures and substantive law related to guardianship of a minor and the lesser known, stand-by guardianship of minors, and the interplay between guardianship  proceedings and Chapter 50 child custody actions
  • Custody modification and determining what really is a substantial change
  • An update on the meaning and likely effect of North Carolina General Statutes § 50-13.01 which became effective on 10-20-2015
  • A summary of existing model parenting guidelines and a presentation about  what other states are doing

The contents of this manuscript will help you:

  • Learn the ins and outs of the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines from an expert in the field
  • Improve your understanding of how best to utilize PCs and GALs in custody proceedings and how to achieve your client’s goals
  • Sharpen your ability to assess whether and when to seek modification of Custody for your client
  • Gain insight into the prevailing trends in custody and child support determinations

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Product Information
Product Date:
September 16, 2016
Alphabet Soup for Family Lawyers: PC, GAL, CC, CS, NCCGS (2016 Family Law Fall Program) | 2016 | Member E-library
Speaker Information
Mary Craven Adams   [ view bio ]
Kim R Bonuomo   [ view bio ]
John A Bowman   [ view bio ]
Sherry Honeycutt Everett   [ view bio ]
David E Holm   [ view bio ]
Carolyn Pender Roche, PhD, NCSP   [ view bio ]
L Bruce Scott   [ view bio ]
Cynthia Sortisio, PhD   [ view bio ]
Robin J Stinson   [ view bio ]
Rebecca K Watts   [ view bio ]
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