Concerned About Remote Hearings? Epperson Law Group Can Help
As a citizen of the United States and of North Carolina, you have the right to timely access to the legal system and justice. You should be able to depend on the system to help settle your family law or personal injury disputes in a fair and equitable manner. Of course, over the past year,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Child custody: Health insurance and health care for your child
Making sure your child has appropriate medical insurance and adequate health care is not something that you ever want to leave up to chance. However, if you don’t pinpoint what you and your ex-spouse’s responsibilities are when it comes to providing medical coverage, you may open the door for serious disagreements later. This often becomes…Read More
Custody Modifications Must Be in the Child’s Best Interest
Often, in a divorce, issues of child support and child custody can be difficult and even contentious. Resolving issues of which parent receives legal and/or physical custody of the children can be complicated enough to figure out at the time of your divorce – but what if, sometime down the road, circumstances change? There are…Read More
Is the 60-40 child custody plan right for your children?
What Is the 60/40 Child Custody Split? There’s a common perception in child custody cases that North Carolina courts favor the mother, almost always awarding them primary custody. However, over the past decade or so, this “default” has fallen out of favor and courts are moving toward more equitable custody arrangements. With the numerous logistical…Read More
Is an 80/20 child custody plan right for you?
Not all parents can make an equal, 50/50 parenting schedule work. A 50/50 schedule usually requires two parents who have the typical “9-to-5” work schedule, 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…Read More
Questions to ask before you pull the trigger on your divorce
Every person who has been through divorce proceedings in North Carolina reached a point at which they realized the end of their marriages were inevitable. In some cases, the decision might be yours to get a divorce. In others, it might be your spouse’s decision. Alternatively, the decision might be mutual. If you’re currently undecided…Read More