9 Ways to Help Teens Dealing with Their Parents’ Divorce
For some couples, divorce becomes necessary and cannot be avoided, even though it can be hurtful, difficult, and complicated, particularly for their children. When parents decide to divorce, teenagers are sometimes caught completely unaware, while others are surprised the split took as long as it did. However, no matter which camp teens are in when…Read More
Why You Want a Cohabitation Agreement If You Buy Property with a Partner
Suppose you and your significant other aren’t married, but you’re in a long-term relationship. The two of you are tired of renting so you decide to look for a house to purchase together. Since one of you is working and the other is currently unemployed, it made sense to put only the employed partner on…Read More
Identical Twin Brothers Ordered to Pay Child Support for Same 9-Year-Old Girl
In a family law case that feels straight out of a Lifetime movie, a Brazilian judge ordered two brothers to pay child support to the mother of a nine-year-old girl. The reason? The brothers are identical twins who used their resemblance to each other to deceive women, including the mother. Due to their dishonesty and…Read More
Will My Ex-Spouse Get My Military Pension?
Going through a divorce is tough enough; but when one spouse is a member of the military, it can be even more complex than you can imagine. And the last thing you should need to worry about when going through a divorce is losing your pension and having what should be a relaxing retirement be…Read More
Can You Disinherit Your Spouse in Charlotte?
When a person dies, their last wishes are observed by distributing their assets exactly as the deceased wanted as declared in their will. For example, if a husband passes, his will typically states that he wishes to leave his assets to his wife and children; but it can get complex. For example, say the husband…Read More
Can I Distribute Premarital Money Without Telling My Spouse?
Before you come into a marriage with a significant amount of your own money, it is important to know what your rights are and learn all the possibilities of what could happen to it. No one likes to think of death or divorce during such a happy time, but it is a necessity when you…Read More
6 Relationship Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore
A recent post on Reddit sparked a much-needed conversation about red flags in relationships. A user explained the situation she was currently in and asked if she was in the wrong: she agreed to watch her three-year-old niece for a week and a half as a favor while her sister recovered from surgery. As she…Read More
Lawmakers Propose “Child Support from Conception” Bill – Would It Work?
This summer, lawmakers drafted a proposal for a new bill in an effort to help expecting mothers. They named it the Unborn Child Support Act, and it would essentially give women the right to collect child support while they are pregnant, starting from the month of conception. Each state manages the child support system for…Read More
Sole Custody, Joint Custody, or Shared Custody: Which Is Best for You?
When parents separate, the subject of child custody is often fraught with confusion, fear, and disagreements. Where will my child live? Will I be able to see my child? Who will make all the important decisions? How will my child adapt? Will my child be OK? North Carolina judges are required to determine custody based…Read More
My Child Is About to Turn 18. How Long Do I Keep Paying Child Support?
Divorce is difficult for everyone. The focus often needs to be on the youngest members of the family. Parents must put aside their own issues and ensure that their minor children are taken care of emotionally, physically, and financially. When a separation, annulment or divorce occurs between parents, child support can guarantee the continued care…Read More