Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

Gum, Hillier & McCroskey, PA has been ranked in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America. The firm is the recipient of the the Tier 1 Metropolitan Award for Family Law Practice in Asheville, and the Tier 3 Metropolitan Award for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, also for practice in Asheville.

Which Parent Gets to Choose Where the Child Goes to School?

The beginning of a new school year is a time when many parents are faced with making a decision regarding where their child should be enrolled in school. Where a child attends school may impact the quality of the child’s education, as well as the child’s happiness and overall development. Parents often feel strongly about decisions that can have a long-term impact on their child.

Can a Stepparent Be Required to Pay Child Support for a Current or Former Stepchild?

Under North Carolina law, the legal parents (either biological or adoptive) of a child are deemed to be primarily responsible for the child’s financial support. As such, a stepparent has no legal duty to pay child support for the benefit of a stepchild in the event the stepparent’s marriage to the child’s parent ends, either by death or divorce. However, a stepparent who has acted “in loco parentis”

Firm Awards

Best Lawyers Award Badge
Best Lawyers Award Badge
Best Lawyers Award Badge
Best Lawyers Award Badge