There are two types of custody in North Carolina, physical and legal. Legal custody determines which parent will have the authority to make decisions on the child's behalf; while physical custody refers to where the minor child will reside. Custody cases are determined on a case by case basis. Wray Law Firm has extensive experience ranging from amiable to high-conflict custody matters to 3rd Party and same sex matters. Due to the sensitive nature of custody matters we provide compassionate and thoughtful representation to ensure out clients needs are met and the best possible outcome is reached.
In North Carolina, both parents owe a duty to financially support their child(ten). Child support is based on a variety of factors, such as: the income of the parents, custody arrangement, medical insurance and child care cost. Child support is calculated based on the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines. If you are in need of child support call us today to discuss your options and we can help you secure the financial support your child(ren) are entitled to.
Divorce + Seperation
Divorces in North Carolina can be uncontested or contested. Neither are without their challenges. There are few events in your life that will be more stressful and more consequential than a legal dispute with your spouse. Wray Law Firm is here to remove the stress and protect your assets while navigating the divorce process.
Spousal Support is referred to as "post separation support" and "alimony" in North Carolina. Spousal Support may be awarded to a spouse when there is an income disparity between the spouses. Generally, the party requesting spousal support must show that they're in need of financial support and that their spouse has the ability to meet their needs financially. Proving this to the Court and calculating spousal support can be a lengthy process. The experienced team at Wray Law Firm can work with you to help you reach the best outcome for your situation.
In North Carolina, Domestic Violence is defined as a threat or act of aggression against a child or adult with whom you have a personal relationship (see N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. 50B-1). The victim could be a spouse, child, current or former girlfriend/boyfriend, or another member of the family. In most cases, the alleged aggressor and victim live together, but this is not a requirement for domestic violence. If you are experiencing Domestic Violence in your home, please contact us so we can discuss your rights and ways for you to protect yourself.
The traditional family is being redefined in ways that have been long awaited by the LGBT community. With the constantly emerging law surrounding LGBT rights in the family law context, many couples are confused and misinformed. If you are considering starting a family or cur renting experiencing challenges with your spouse contact us to discuss your rights and protect your families future.
The adoption of a child is a wonderful event for a family. Of course, it is important to know how to navigate the state and interstate adoption process. There are various types of adoption in North Carolina and they have their individual challenges. If you are considering adoption to start or grow your family it is important to speak with an experienced attorney to help guide you through the adoption process.
Guardianship provides a way to protect a person who is incapable of caring for himself and/or his financial affairs when other methods such as health care powers of attorney, living wills, durable financial powers of attorney, trust funds, etc. have not been arranged or have otherwise proven not to be helpful.
We provide the assistance with petitions to declare a disabled adult incompetent, Motions to modify (change guardians or restore rights to the ward), and petitions to appoint a guardian for a minor of deceased parents.
The division of marital assets and debts can be extremely stressful especially if you and your spouse have a high net worth which demand a competent divorce attorney. The presumption in North Carolina is that marital assets and marital debts are to be divided equally to the extent possible. Although this presumptions exist, a number of factors can lead a judge to an inequitable distribution of your marital assets and debts. Having an experienced attorney help you navigate this process is critical and essential to protecting your financial future.