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Tips for Winning Custody of your Child

In North Carolina, a court will decide the terms of a child custody agreement based on what reflects the best interests of the child. Generally, this can mean that the terms which see a child’s ...
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Child Custody: Determining the Best Interests of the Child

Ideally, both parents will be able to craft a parenting plan on their own. Presumably, the parents would be much more acquainted with what is best for their child than a court could be, and then ...
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Getting the Help of Experts in Your Divorce

Divorce is such a complex process for some couples that the assistance of experts is essential. Of course, every divorcing individual will need a legal expert on their side to protect their interests ...
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Why Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer?

You may be looking into do-it-yourself options when it comes to divorce, but is it worth the cost in the long run? In most cases, no. Not only can a cheap DIY divorce lead to ghastly errors, but ...
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Getting a Divorce? Here Are 5 Helpful Things to Know

Many couples get blindsided by divorce. After all, when people get married, they certainly are not planning for to be separated one day. So when someone does face divorce, they may not be as prepared ...
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What to Do About Child Custody If I Wasn't the Best of Parents Before?

Perhaps you were not a model parent before, but now as you face a divorce, you want to be a better parent for your child. There are ways to improve your chances of still being awarded visitation ...
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Establishing Paternity in Raleigh

Depending on the circumstances, a paternity test could establish the father's rights and/or the mother's rights, as well as the rights of the child. There are several ways to establish ...
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Three Questions Your Children Will Ask When You Divorce

While a divorce is far from ideal for the spouses, as there will be the stress of property division, new living arrangements, custody, support, and a complete life change; as parents we tend to forget ...
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Fathers' Rights for Child Visitation and Custody

It is the right of the father of a child to have visitation and custody rights, whether or not you were present at the time of the birth of your child. Perhaps your wife kept the baby a secret after ...
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Difference between Joint & Shared Custody

Parents who choose to file for a divorce are given varying options for how to handle the situation for their children. This means that they are given an option between joint or shared custody, in ...
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Calculating Child Support

If you are considering a divorce as a parent, you may be concerned as to how the court determines the extent of child support after the spilt. There are many very important factors that will be taken ...
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Who Is the Parenting Coordinator?

According to the North Carolina family law code, the court has the right to appoint a parenting coordinator during any child custody cases that involve minor children. In order to do this, all parties ...
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Is Divorce Really Harmful for Your Children?

With half of marriages coming to an end, there are about 1.5 million children annually who experience their parents going through a divorce. At the time of the split it feels as though their world may ...
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The Connection Between Alcohol & Divorce

Alcohol in of itself is not a bad thing as it can be used to celebrate life events, take a load off at the end of a rough week, or to add a touch of romance to your night with the one you love. ...
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Helping Your Children Work Through Your Divorce

With so many families today filing for a divorce, it won't be a complete shocker to your children when they hear that a divorce is happening. It may; however, shock them when they realize that ...
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Child Custody and Technology

Going through a divorce can be a very difficult time for you and your family, especially in the event that you have young children and you are sharing child custody in some way. It is not uncommon for ...
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The Different Joint Custody Arrangements

If you and your ex-spouse have joint custody of the kids, you will have to figure out how you are going to work out a sharing schedule. If your child is in school, chances are that one parent will ...
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Divorce and Finances: Tips to Remember

If you are getting a divorce, then you may want to think about your financial knowledge. Divorce involves a lot of money matters, and if you aren’t prepared you might find yourself in a pickle. ...
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Issues You Will Need to Address During Your Divorce

Although no two divorces are exactly alike, there are similar issues that almost every divorcing couple needs to consider. By understanding what these are beforehand, your divorce can be processed ...
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Paternity Actions to Establish Father Relationships

There are times when establishing paternity is a struggle. In these cases, either parent can petition the court to have a DNA test conducted in order to confirm or deny paternity. This is done by ...
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Child Custody: Mothers and Fathers Have Equal Rights

Does it seem that most courts are apt to give child custody to mothers over fathers? While this has been true in the past, the paradigm is slowly shifting due to fathers' rights. Over the past few ...
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What is Parental Alienation?

Are you in the process of divorce ? Have you been fighting recently with your spouse? If so, you need to be careful to avoid something called parental alienation. Sure, every divorce is bound to bring ...
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The Importance of Fathers' Rights

While there are some men who get women pregnant, only to disappear forever, there are those who want to be an active part in their children's lives. However, it is not always easy to obtain the ...
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Tips for Divorcing Dads

Are you a father that is currently in the middle of a divorce in North Carolina? If so, there are two important things to do during this difficult time. First things first, hire a Raleigh family law ...
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Equitable Distribution and Property Division

In almost every divorce there are usually varying amounts of assets, properties, and belongings that are acquired during the course of the marriage, and must be divided between the spouses. This ...
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