Parents' Rights Over 15 Years of Family Law Experience

Parents' Rights in Concord, NC

When facing family law issues, parents are often uninformed as to their legal rights and how judges decide these issues in court. When this is the case, parents may not understand how pursue their best interests in court resulting in decisions they feel are unfair, unjust, or inappropriate. That is why it is critical that, if you are facing any type of legal issue in regard to your child(ren), you should seek the guidance and representation of a proven family law attorney. 

At The Law Offices of Annette R. Heim, P.A., you will find a legal team devoted primarily to North Carolina divorce and family law. Our attorney is backed by well over a decade of experience in this practice field. Our firm prioritizes healthy resolutions for the often-divisive issues that can arise in parental rights cases. No matter how embattled you may be with your issue, we have the legal tools, methods, and skills to help you find an acceptable resolution, even in the most contentious matters, such as high-conflict custody cases.  

Need legal help understanding and asserting your parental rights? Call The Law Offices of Annette R. Heim, P.A. at (704) 912-0353 or contact us online.

Stepparent Adoptions & Name Changes

The Law Offices of Annette R. Heim, P.A. also assists individuals with name changes and families with stepparent adoptions. Stepparent adoptions can be arranged through the courts after the biological parent and the stepparent have been married for at least six months. The child’s other biological parent must agree to having his or her parental rights to the child terminated for the adoption to be allowed. 

Talk to a Concord parent’s rights attorney about your legal issue in a confidential consultation. Phone our team at (704) 912-0353 or contact us online. Serving 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.

Parental Rights in Family Law Cases

Your rights as a parent may need to be sought through the courts in various issues, such as:

  • Child custody and parenting plans. You may need help establishing your rights in a pending or post-divorce situation, such as when seeking a modification or enforcement of a custody order. 
  • Paternity. As an unmarried mother or father, you may need to establish paternity to win child support or joint custody of your child.
  • Child support. This issue must be resolved in any divorce or between unmarried parents. You may also need to seek a modification or enforcement of a support order. 
  • Relocation. As the relocating parent, you may need to seek this move to better your life and that of your child(ren). However, you will have the burden of proof in showing that a relocation is in your child’s best interests. As the non-moving parent, you may believe that your parental rights will be harmed by such a move and will need assistance in representing your case.