James A. Davis, son of Bob and Mary Anne Davis, is a Board Certified Specialist in... more
James A. Davis, son of Bob and Mary Anne Davis, is a Board Certified Specialist in Federal and State Criminal Law with a trial practice in criminal, domestic, personal injury law, and general litigation. Issue Planning Editor of the Law Review at Regent University, Mr. Davis has served on the North Carolina State Bar Specialization Criminal Law Committee, lectures at criminal and family law CLE... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.