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6Tips for Communicating During Divorce

Navigating a divorce can be tricky and complicated. You and your spouse are going through some of the most emotional times of your lives, which can make communication difficult. It is likely that you have already had some communication challenges in your relationship. Even if you have a good relationship with your spouse, the stress of divorce can cause a breakdown in communication. It is helpful to learn some tips for communicating during a divorce to make the process easier and less stressful.

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6How Do I Prepare for a Custody Case?

When parents divorce, they often disagree about some of the fundamental settlement terms. Disputes regarding the children are among the most common arguments between divorcing couples. In North Carolina, both parents often share legal custody of their children. This is called shared parenting or co-parenting. The children typically live primarily with one parent and have regular visits with the other parent. Sometimes, parents cannot agree on child custody. When that happens, it can make the divorce process more difficult and stressful.

Child Custody

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What does a “No-Fault’ divorce mean in NC?”

Mediation and arbitration are two alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods available in some family law cases in North Carolina. These two forms of ADR allow the parties to settle a dispute without court interference.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can you guarantee I will get the resolution I want?”

If you and your spouse are capable of reasonable negotiations after deciding to end your marriage, mediation may be the best option to help you finalize your divorce faster and avoid a long, expensive, and adversarial trial process in North Carolina.

Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “How should I prepare if I intend to file for divorce in the near future?”

As most court operations in North Carolina have been limited since March, people who want to file for divorce during the pandemic or wish to resolve their pending divorce case are wondering about the alternatives to trial for divorces.

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