137 Logan Street Marion, NC 28752
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McDowell County trial lawyer 20+ years: Criminal, Traffic, Family Law, Child Custody


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Mike Edwards was the lead prosecutor for child sexual abuse in the five-county 29th Judicial District. That experience as an advocate for children prepared Mike well for his current work as a trial attorney in child custody cases. Mike has built the largest custody practice in McDowell County representing hundreds of mothers and fathers both in gaining custody and keeping custody of their children.


A child custody decision is the most important decision a judge can make. It is the most important case in a parent’s lifetime. Mike understands that.
In NC, there is no jury trial to decide custody. Custody is decided by one judge, often following a relatively short trial. The judge must decide what is in the best interests of the child.
PREPARATION and ORGANIZATION are keys to successful results in child custody cases.
Mike believes in the importance of preparing parents for what it takes to build a successful case for child custody. Each new client receives a packet of information giving practical tips on what to expect as the case moves through the court system.

 Emotions run high in child custody cases. As emotions heat up, it is important for the trial lawyer to remain cool and focused on the objective at hand……placement of custody with the client. © 2007