The holidays can be a stressful time for just about anyone, with all of the special events, shopping, family obligations, performances, and crazy schedules to juggle. But if you’re a separated or divorced parent, worrying about child custody and co-parenting over the holidays adds another level of stress. Now you have to navigate separate household schedules, extended family expectations, any lingering tensions, and both parents’ desire to spend as much time with your children as possible. Continue reading “6 Tips to Reduce the Stress of Co-Parenting During the Holidays”
Most people who receive vaccines are underage children who rely on their parents to make medical decisions for them. When parents disagree on whether to vaccinate their child, frustration and arguments can follow. And when a vaccination argument gets wrapped up in a divorce and all the other related legal complications, it can make it very hard for parents to find common ground.
So, what happens when separated or divorced parents can’t agree about essential medical care decisions such as immunizations? In this article, we’ll talk about how courts treat these disagreements and give an overview of your rights and options. Continue reading “What Happens When Divorced Parents Disagree on Vaccinations?”
Although many people consider their pets to be part of the family, in the eyes of the law, your furry friend is either property or an asset. So, like all other possessions in a divorce, ownership of your dog, cat, rabbit, or other domestic animal is included in the property division negotiation.
You can try to reach a mutual pet custody agreement with your spouse similar to a child custody arrangement. If you can’t decide what to do, however, the judge in your case will consider several factors to determine who gets the animal. Continue reading “Who Gets the Dog in a Divorce? Understanding North Carolina Pet Custody Laws”
Same-sex marriages have been legal in all 50 states for over four years. Unfortunately, having your same-sex marriage recognized as legal doesn’t always translate to receiving equal or fair treatment, and some same-sex couples are running into unique problems while seeking a divorce. The main point of contention: how to determine when the marriage began.
Same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships first started becoming legal at the turn of the 21st century but weren’t made universally legal in the United States until 2015. Many same-sex couples lived in domestic partnerships, cohabitating arrangements, or marriages that took place in other states before their state began recognizing and performing same-sex marriages.
While same-sex couples can and do get divorced, many are discovering that there are complications they didn’t foresee. Keep reading to learn more about some of the difficulties and considerations that same-sex couples may face during a divorce. Continue reading “Are Same-Sex Divorces Really the Same in North Carolina?”
Everyone processes stress and grief differently. When going through a rough divorce, talking to friends and family or seeking professional advice can be a huge help. But for those who enjoy sitting down and relaxing with a good book, reading can be another effective coping strategy.
In this article, we recommend six books that provide empathy, advice, and humor to help you get through your divorce. Continue reading “6 Books That Can Help You Get Through a Divorce”
A divorce can take an emotional and financial toll, regardless of who initiated the separation in the first place. And while it’s only natural and healthy to seek advice and emotional support during your divorce, it’s important to only do so privately with friends and family whom you can trust not to betray any sensitive information to your spouse — and even with them, you need to be careful.
Your online accounts contain all sorts of information that could be potentially used against you during divorce proceedings, which is why preventing your spouse from making unwanted intrusions into your sensitive online information is critical during a difficult divorce. And it’s also not unheard of for an angry, vindictive spouse to resort to identity theft to try and punish their ex.
Speak with an experienced divorce attorney for help maintaining the integrity of your online accounts, or continue reading for some helpful tips to get you started. Continue reading “Remember to Protect Your Online Privacy During a Divorce”
Getting divorced is difficult for everyone, but it becomes even more complicated for business owners. Between understanding what property is subject to division and protecting your assets, there are numerous legal issues to consider when facing a divorce in North Carolina. Fortunately, there are measures business owners can take to protect their business in the event of a divorce.
Keep reading to learn more about your options. Continue reading “How Will My Divorce Affect My Business?”
Temporary and permanent orders resemble each other, but they serve very different functions during a divorce. Understanding the distinction is critical to ensure the best outcome for you and your children, both in the short-term and long-term.
So, what are temporary orders, how are they different from permanent orders, and why do they matter? In this article, we’ll cover the basics of temporary orders, including why they’re important and how an attorney can help you when dealing with a temporary order. Continue reading “What Are Temporary and Permanent Orders in a Divorce?”
Trying to communicate with your ex after a divorce can be challenging. And when emotions run high between exes, remembering every detail and tracking every expenditure can feel like an enormous burden.
For many couples, dividing their assets and debts is one of the most difficult, confusing, and stressful parts of a divorce. Before you panic about losing your home, car, and family heirlooms, keep reading. In this article, we’ll answer five frequently asked questions about North Carolina property division that will help you understand the process and what’s involved. Continue reading “5 Common Questions About Property Division During a Divorce”