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Tying Up the Loose Ends of Your Divorce

It never fails. Your divorce is over, and you feel like you’re finally going to get some breathing room, but you still have some unfinished business to handle. Complying with the terms of your divorce decree can feel like a long, drawn out homework assignment, but the sooner you get through it, the sooner you…

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Be a Survivor: Divorce Based on Domestic Violence

Domestic violence has become such a significant crisis in the United States that the entire month of October is dedicated to its awareness. For those who are battered, it can seem like an impossible situation to escape. The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that “More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1…

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Can a child refuse to follow a visitation order?

When establishing child custody and visitation arrangements in North Carolina, the ultimate goal is to account for the best interests of all children involved in order to facilitate healthy relationships between them and each of their parents. Given that family dynamics can vary significantly from case to case, however, there are instances where children are…

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Statistics: Children & Divorce

The prevalence of divorce in the United States has helped researchers gather data on how divorce impacts families. In this post, Epperson Law Group will discuss pertinent statistics concerning how divorce impacts children. We hope you can use this data to help your kids through your divorce process. Children & Divorce Statistics Educational Impact Divorce…

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How a psychologist can help with your child custody case

Psychologists are frequently brought in during child custody proceedings to support an award of child custody to one parent over another. Psychologists are also useful in supporting decisions related to guardianship, abuse, neglect and the termination of custody. The American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct offers guidelines to psychologists to use when…

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Nonbiological same-sex parents: What are your rights?

If you’re a member of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community in North Carolina, you’re well aware of the fact that LGBTQ parental rights haven’t been high on our state’s legal agenda. However, last month, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a ruling that supported the cause of same-sex spouses, and particularly…

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Is the 60-40 child custody plan right for your children?

There’s a trend that’s growing in family law courts throughout the United States that involves awarding two parents shared and equal custody of their children. These parenting arrangements often result in children spending half the time with one parent and half the time with the other parent. The logistical challenges of having parents live in two different…

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