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Quick review of North Carolina divorce laws

Every state, including North Carolina, will honor a marriage certificate issued by another state. That means that every state will divorce a married couple that has an out-of-state marriage certificate. However, because each state has different laws that pertain to divorce, couples may want to review what those rules and regulations are before pulling the trigger on their divorce proceedings.

Navigating child custody and same-sex marriage in North Carolina

The federal government has legalized gay marriage across the nation -- including in the state of North Carolina -- but that does not mean that homosexual parents will be treated just like heterosexual parents by the court system in their divorce proceedings when it comes to child custody concerns. Same-sex divorce can bring to the surface complicated legal issues surrounding child support and child custody.

How do I make changes to a child support or visitation agreement?

Weddington area parents who have gone through a divorce will have their child support, custody and visitation arrangements clearly laid out in their finalized divorce papers. However, this does not mean that these arrangements are set in stone. Parents who can demonstrate a legitimate need to change their visitation, custody or child support agreements as a result of changing life circumstances can petition the court to grant such a change.

Knowing these 3 things will help you navigate your divorce

North Carolina residents who are thinking about getting a divorce will have a lot of information in their heads. Some of that information will be true and some of it will be very false. Following are some common divorce misconceptions that those considering divorce should strive to erase from their minds immediately.

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman's speedy divorce

Drew Barrymore formalized her divorce from Will Kopelman by filing divorce papers on July 15. Her husband followed suit by filing divorce papers on July 18. Fortunately, both Will and Drew wanted to their divorce to be uncontested and they made every effort to resolve it peacefully and quickly. Just three weeks later, on Aug. 3, they achieved their goal and finalized the divorce process without needing to appear in court.

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