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Japan and the Hague Convention

For many years, Japan was one of the hold-out countries that had yet to agree to the Hague Convention, a treaty that assists nations to resolve international child custody and child abduction cases. However, in 2014, Japan acceded to the Hague Convention as it relates to international child abduction.

How to share holidays in long-distance custody schedules

When one parent lives in one part of the country and the other parent lives in another part of the country, it can be difficult to organize child visitation due to the distance. However, by strategically sharing holidays and summer break, parents can ensure that the children get a chance to spend time with the parent who is far away.

Child custody: Considering other family relationships

You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are probably not the only ones who have a loving relationship with your child. Your child may have formed strong bonds with other siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family friends, teachers, coaches and other individuals. North Carolina courts will consider these relationships when deciding a child custody matter; as such, so should you.

Is an 80/20 child custody plan right for you?

Not all parents can make an equal, 50/50, parenting schedule work. The 50/50 schedule usually requires two parents who have normal work schedules, live close to one another and their children's schools and can diplomatically communicate with one another. If these conditions aren't true for you and your ex, then you might consider an 80/20 plan.

Parenting and child custody: Are you doing all the work?

Imagine you share physical and joint custody of your children with your ex. However, your ex isn't pulling his or her weight. You're the one who takes the kids to get their haircuts. You're the one who takes them back-to-school shopping. You're the one who takes them to the doctor and drives them to their school activities and does all the laundry. Is there anything you can do to get your ex to start contributing more?

Health of children incentive to play nice during divorce

A recent study published by Carnegie Mellon University showed that children who had to endure messy divorces have a higher chance of catching a cold later in life. University researchers exposed over 200 adults with the cold virus to determine if stressful childhoods affect immune systems into adulthood.

What does 'sole custody' mean?

If a North Carolina family law court awards you sole custody of your child, it generally means that you have exclusive legal custody and physical custody of your child. It's not that common for a judge to award one parent sole custody during divorce proceedings, but it may happen if the other parent is seen as unfit to fulfill the role of mother or father. Drug addiction, child abuse and having committed violent crimes could be potential reasons for a parent to be stripped of his or her parental rights.

How a single North Carolina mother of 6 makes ends meet

Single parents do not have it easy. They have to spend the majority of their free time taking care of their children, and the other parent may or may not be present to help ease that burden. One single mother in Burlington, North Carolina, has a challenge that exceeds what most human beings might be able to endure. She has six children, and her ex-husband only has limited visitation rights.

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