Greensboro NC Custody Law Practice | Culbertson & Associates – Senior Partner Krispen Culbertson
A special subset of Family Law cases involves the Custody of children, and how to obtain these rights. It is often referred to as Custody, rather than Family Law, although the two are interrelated. Custody is the part of Family Law that requires the greatest amount of trial or litigation skill on the part of a lawyer. For that reason, it is the area of Family Law Krispen Culbertson practices most frequently and with the greatest success.
Custody cases, because of the important rights and the high emotions involving the custody of minor children, often wind up in trail. While there is usually a mediation option, often the parties, each of whom is seeking custody, can’t agree. The case then proceeds into court before a judge for a full trial on the merits.
The difference between a “Family Lawyer” and a “Custody Lawyer” is that the Custody Lawyer will be most successful if he has litigation skills he has honed in other areas of trial work: like jury trials and federal and state civil trials. A well rounded trial lawyer will almost always provide greater custody trial skill than a lawyer that practices strictly in the Family Law area. As can be seen, Krispen Culbertson and Culbertson & Associates have over 20 years of extreme trial lawyering experience — in both Federal and State Courts — and in both civil and criminal courts. It makes for an effective kind of custody lawyer: a trial lawyer that doesn’t mind coming into custody court for trials on behalf of his clients.
This is especially true in the growing and very difficult area of law known as International Child Custody and Abduction Law. Attorney Krispen Culbertson has extensive experience in just this type of law, and attended Oxford University in England studying international law.