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What does a custodial parent look like?

In order to qualify to receive child custody payments in North Carolina -- whether you're a mother or a father -- you will need to establish that the "paying parent" is in fact the legal parent of your child. In addition, you will also need to show that you're the "custodial parent" of your child. But what is a custodial parent?

Will my spouse get part of my inheritance in our divorce?

Let's say your marriage has been on the rocks for the last five years, but you stayed together for financial reasons. However, you recently received a $2 million inheritance and now you have the financial independence you need to break free. The worry is: Will your soon-to-be-ex-spouse get to take half of your inheritance money?

3 points mothers must know about child custody and support

Protecting your children is one of the reasons why people know you as a mama bear. This drive to protect your children is a big part of why you will think so hard about every decision that you face while you are going through a child custody and support issues during a divorce. Knowing some basic points about child custody and support can help you to feel more comfortable as you go through the process.

North Carolina spousal support disagreements

When it comes to spousal support, or alimony, the paying spouse almost always wants to pay as little as possible and the receiving spouse almost always wants to receive as much as possible. To make matters worse, North Carolina law does not provide clear guidelines about how much the "moneyed" spouse should have to pay and for how long the alimony payments should last. Decisions like this will be up to a family law judge to decide.

5 quick facts for military members facing divorce

You have a lot on your plate with your military service duties alone. Now you are having to add in going through a divorce. You know that it will impact your children, but the marriage just isn't working. If you are facing a military divorce, be sure to consider these quick facts.

A 50-50 asset split isn't always the way to go

It might seem fair to split your marital assets right down the middle, giving half to one spouse and half to the other. However, circumstances could be such in your marriage where this kind of asset split feels like it's anything but fair. Actually, a North Carolina court might feel the same way in your asset division proceedings and -- if you're trying to deviate from the equal split -- there is a possibility you could get what you want in some cases.

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