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    • Three things you can do to prepare for your divorce

      The divorce process often leaves many people frustrated, which can lead to poor choices. Learn more about what you can do to improve your specific situation. When a couple is going through a divorce, ...

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    • Custody modifications must be in the child’s best interest

      A recent article in the Huffington Post observes that judges handling family law disputes would probably say, if asked, that it is often heartbreaking to modify a custody order so as to permit a ...

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    • How to co-parent successfully with a former spouse in North Carolina

      For many divorced parents in North Carolina, learning to share parenting responsibilities with their former spouse after ending their marriage can be difficult. However, there are several strategies ...

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    • Summer Visitation Dos and Don'ts

      It's summertime, which means children are out of school for the break. For children of divorce , this typically means they will visit their non-custodial parent for an extended period. This is an ...

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    • 3 Tips for Newly Single Parents

      Christmas is over, and good tidings of cheer are now whispers in the wind. Sadly, maybe this holiday season was the last one you’ll have with a soon-to-be ex. However, just because one season is over ...

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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 ...

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    • Who Pays Child Support After a North Carolina Divorce?

      The average annual cost of caring for a child is $14,000, in other words, raising a child is incredibly expensive. This cost can be burdensome to parents; unfortunately, financially supporting a child ...

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    • Can you withhold child support if you are denied visitation?

      During divorces, child support and custody are often two of the most contentious areas for former spouses to agree on. All too often, divorcing parents let their emotions control their decisions, ...

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    • Should I Pay My Child Support in Cash?

      NC law states that "Payment for the support of a minor child shall be paid by lump sum payment, periodic payments, or by transfer of title or possession of personal property of any interest therein, ...

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    • Potential Responses to NC Absolute Divorce Papers

      As North Carolina follows a “separation first” rule, it wasn’t shocking to receive your spouse’s summons and complaint for divorce. However, just because you knew this was coming, it doesn’t make it ...

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    • Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Attorney When Preparing for Your First Divorce Consultation

      You decided it’s time for a divorce, and you already agreed to an initial consultation with a divorce attorney. You want pertinent information from your consultation; unfortunately, you don’t even ...

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    • How to Protect Yourself Before a Divorce

      If you've been seriously contemplating divorce, have served your spouse with divorce papers, or have been served divorce papers by your spouse, you may experience a myriad of emotions. You'll likely ...

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    • 5 things young men need to know about domestic violence

      Domestic violence affects everyone from the elderly to children. Men are no different. While domestic violence claims often come from women, men suffer abuse, too. Here are five things young men need ...

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    • Escaping domestic violence requires careful planning

      Domestic violence is a problem affecting families in every state. Thousands of people in Charlotte, as well as across the country, are victims of violence committed by someone they should be able to ...

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    • What is spousal abuse?

      You may assume that being in a committed relationship or marriage means that you will be involved in a fight with your partner or spouse at some point. It is true that disagreements are common and ...

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    • An important legal guide for new parents

      If you're a new parent, there's a lot of things you need to do to make sure you have all the legal bases covered for you and your new baby. Knowing what these things are is the tricky part. This is ...

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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 ...

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    • What's the difference between open and closed adoptions?

      Several decades ago it was often the opinion of parents adopting children -- and people giving their children up for adoptions -- that it was best to keep the identities of the original birth parents ...

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    • Summer Visitation Dos and Don'ts

      It's summertime, which means children are out of school for the break. For children of divorce , this typically means they will visit their non-custodial parent for an extended period. This is an ...

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    • Trusts can protect your assets during a divorce

      During a divorce, many people want to do whatever they can to protect their assets. Financial trusts are becoming more common because of their ability to protect certain kinds of assets and ...

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    • It’s good to have a property division checklist during divorce

      When it comes to divorce and matters of property division, it is only natural to have some concerns. You hope that everything moves forward in a smooth and efficient manner, but you also know that you ...

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    • Who will keep the house in my divorce?

      Imagine you've lived in the same house with your spouse for the last 15 years. As much as you've become accustomed to being a married person, you've also become accustomed to your home. However, with ...

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    • Are you worried you'll lose everything in your divorce?

      It's terrifying to think that the person you once loved -- the person who backed you and supported you in everything you did -- would try to gain the upper hand against you during a divorce. However, ...

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    • Could my future spouse and I benefit from a prenup?

      To the question of whether you and your spouse could benefit from a prenuptial agreement, the answer is most definitely, "yes." It doesn't matter if either you or your spouse have any wealth, personal ...

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