High Conflict Custody Cases Over 15 Years of Family Law Experience

High-Conflict Custody Cases in North Carolina

Child custody is an issue that can inflame the passions, disagreements, and conflict of parents undergoing divorce or seeking modifications to existing custody orders. These types of cases may be fought in the courts for months or even years. Unfortunately, they can have a negative effect on children who are exposed to these often bitter battles. For this reason, it is best to make every effort to resolve such cases as amicably as possible using all available legal methods and means. These can include skilled negotiation, mediation, counseling, and the use of a Parent Coordinator prior to litigation. 

At The Law Offices of Annette R. Heim, P.A., our experienced attorney has helped many parents engaged in highly-emotional and contentious custody cases. Our firm understands the difficulties that can arise when parents cannot come to an agreement which can lead to escalated conflict that can harm parents and children alike. We can bring calm and steady counsel to you aimed at de-escalating the strife and reaching rational agreements aimed at protecting and pursuing the best interests of your child(ren). 

Learn more about how our Concord high-conflict custody attorney can help you resolve your case by contacting us online or at (704) 912-0353. We serve parents throughout Cabarrus and Stanly Counties.

Our Guiding Values in Family Law

Compassionate Advocacy, Swift Solutions.
  • Honesty, Wisdom, and Integrity
    At our firm, we uphold the highest standards of honesty, wisdom, and integrity. We understand the importance of trust in attorney-client relationships, especially in sensitive family matters. Attorney Annette R. Heim is dedicated to providing transparent and honest communication, guiding you with wisdom gained through experience, and upholding the integrity of the legal profession. You can rely on us to handle your case with professionalism, honesty, and a steadfast commitment to your best interests.
  • Compassionate Advocacy from Start to Finish
    Attorney Annette R. Heim and her team offer more than just legal representation; we provide unwavering support and compassionate advocacy throughout the entire legal process. With us by your side, you can expect dedicated and knowledgeable assistance from the initial consultation to the resolution of your case. We are here to stand up for you and your family's rights, ensuring that your voice is heard in the courtroom.
  • Tailored Legal Strategies for Your Unique Situation
    We recognize that every family case is distinct, shaped by its unique individuals and circumstances. Our firm is committed to developing customized legal strategies tailored to your specific goals and challenges. By understanding your unique situation, we can provide effective and personalized legal solutions to protect your rights and the well-being of your loved ones.
  • Empathetic Guidance in Difficult Times
    Attorney Annette R. Heim and her firm understand the emotional and financial challenges that accompany family law disputes. We are dedicated to providing compassionate and empathetic guidance, helping you navigate through the complexities of divorce, custody battles, and domestic violence cases.

Words from Our Clients

Discover the experiences of others who entrusted us with their family law matters. Read what our clients have to say about their journey with us. These testimonials reflect the compassion, dedication, and expertise we bring to every case. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are our greatest achievements. Take a moment to explore their stories.

    "Recommend 110%."
    Annette and her staff helped me when I needed it most. They listened to me, formulated a simple plan, accomplished it and got me even more than I had hoped for.
    - Pete H.
    "She fights for you!"
    Annette has represented us for over 12 yrs. She has a quality of class that you can't find in lawyers today. It's not about the money it's about the people she represents.
    - Gene G.
    "Annette is definitely the one you want to hire."
    During these situations, passions can run high. The best thing to do is to keep your head in the game and focus on the best interests of the child/children. Annette is the one that will help you stay focused on the facts, the case, and your goal.
    - Kelly F.
    "I would recommend Annette Heim!"
    Annette Heim came in my life exactly when I needed her. She helped me through the most challenging times of my life.
    - Daisy T.
    "Annette is a Go-Getter!"
    Integrity and a considerable amount of ability I would highly recommend using Annette Heim to represent your family and the interests of the family. She represented me when I needed her Professional Integrity and someone to represent me.
    - Ned F.
    "Proud To Know Her!"
    Annette is a personal friend and once was my attorney. I am proud to know her.
    - Richard G.
    "One of the Best!"
    One of the best law firms in North Carolina they continue to amaze me.
    - Rick C.
    "Very Honest Legal Team!"
    Annette and team they are so kind and she will listen to you and just be honest with you. We highly recommend her services.
    - Kaleigh R.

Work with a High-Conflict Custody Attorney in Concord

At The Law Offices of Annette R. Heim, P.A., we have helped many parents come to a custody agreement through guidance, knowledge, and skills honed after years of practice. We understand the difficulties and have found viable methods that can be used to reach mutually-acceptable resolutions. If you are involved in a highly-contentious custody matter, we strongly advise you to seek our assistance. Our firm is dedicated to providing you with the highly-professional representation you need to resolve your child-related issues as effectively and efficiently as possible.  

Almost any custody case brings with it problems and difficulties that parents must face and resolve. However, in high-conflict cases, these problems are magnified to the point where parents may not be able to even act in a civil manner towards one another. This inability to communicate and cooperate is often marked by anger, distrust, aggression, and even verbal abuse. In such cases, parents may have lost sight of the harm this can cause to the very people to whom they owe comfort and care:  their children. 

In a high-conflict situation, you need a referee who can help you focus on problem-solving as opposed to battle. An effective family law attorney can help in this through skilled negotiation tactics employed to foster better communication and compromise. Other tactics that can be used include alternative dispute resolution methods. These include mediation and the use of a Parent Coordinator. 

Parent Coordinators are court-appointed professionals used to help parents reach acceptable decisions on custody and parenting plans. These Coordinators are neutral parties who are trained in reducing the level of conflict, raising the level of positive communication, and helping you and your spouse work together based on your desire to do what is best for your child(ren). In cases where you have reached an impossible impasse, the Parent Coordinator may make decisions for you to be approved by the court. 

Contact Us for Your Consultation

We understand the need for upfront, clear, and concise information during these emotional times. Every family law matter is different and requires a unique approach to the people involved. Regardless of the type of case we will get through this together. After years of experience, we can honestly say that being a part of the client’s legal support system during this trying time can be quite joyful, as we always get to see them grow in their own character, strength and perseverance.

Call Us Today (704) 912-0353
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