IMPORTANT NOTICE: North Carolina courts are closed for the next 30 days with the exception of the certain types of hearings and cases set forth in the NC Supreme Court Order that came down on March 13, 2020. Many family law cases that are currently in litigation will be put on hold and heard at a later time.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I will be primarily conducting telephone and video-conferencing meetings to provide legal services to new and existing clients unless I determine an in person meeting is more appropriate or necessary due to emergency.
LITIGATION & MEDIATION
50B/C RESTRAINING ORDERS
Child Custody & Visitation
My Legal Philosophy
the best outcome in most Family law cases is amicable settlement. Settlement allows parties to maintain control of their lives rather than giving the decision making power over to a third party.
Settlement also conserves valuable time and energy preserving emotional and financial resources, and can bring the closure necessary for parties to move forward with their lives in a new positive direction. There are, however, situations where settlement is not possible and litigation is required to end conflict and enforce valuable rights.
In such circumstances, Susan presents as a strong Litigator, as well as an unwaivering and compassionate advocate for her clients, seeking the best possible outcome based on the facts and the law.
Downtown Asheville Office:
Susan Ciaravella Law, P.C.
One Oak Plaza, Suite 307
Asheville, NC 28801
Office Text: 828.338.3018
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Legal Questions & Answers
CHILD CUSTODY IN NORTH CAROLINA
In any child custody case, the court seeks to determine which party or parties “will best promote the interest and welfare of the child.” N.C.G.S. §15-13.2(a). Fathers and mothers alike have Constitutionally protected rights to their children. Therefore, the mental, physical, and financial fitness of the parents will be considered. Hunt v. Hunt, 112 N.C. App. 722, 436 S.E.2d 856 (1993).