Child Custody Attorney

With more than 30 years of experience, attorney J. Randal Hunter delivers the skilled and knowledgeable representation that clients require during a divorce or other family law matters. Our law firm handles all aspects of divorce and separation, and we are sensitive to the emotional concerns so often connected to family law matters.


Innovative And Experienced Representation For Child Custody Disputes

Emotions often run high during a child custody dispute, making it the most difficult issue to settle. At the law office of J. Randal Hunter, we advocate for innovative child custody resolutions. Unlike child support, there are no guidelines outlining how custody and visitation should be divided between parents. By working directly with our clients, we develop creative arrangements that reflect their needs and keep in mind the best interests of the children.

North Carolina Board-Certified Family Law Specialist

Mr. Hunter is an experienced trial lawyer who has been certified as a family law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Especially when it comes to child custody disputes, we prepare the case for trial from the very beginning. We regularly help people with child custody disputes involving:

  • Divorce
  • Military divorce
  • Separation agreements
  • Paternity
  • Grandparents’ or stepparents’ rights
  • Modifications

Military Divorce

Even in military divorces, North Carolina law controls custody disputes. We understand the importance of having an attorney well-versed in North Carolina family law and experienced working with servicemen and women. By working directly with our clients to understand their circumstances and concerns, we help them create innovative child custody plans.

Child Support

Child custody disputes often involve child support concerns. In North Carolina, child support obligations are determined using statutory child support guidelines. Our office can help you predict how much child support you can expect to owe or receive.


The divorce order determines child custody arrangements and child support obligations. However, after a significant change in circumstances, the order might not be the best arrangement for your family. We can assist you in a child custody modification and an accompanying child support modification.


The law office of J. Randal Hunter, Attorney at Law, serves clients in New Bern, Havelock, Morehead City, Beaufort, Newport, Bayboro, Aurora, Oriental, Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle, as well as Craven County, Carteret County and Pamlico County. We also serve clients associated with MCAS Cherry Point.