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1-1024x1024Getting Separated in North Carolina

Nobody gets married with the intention of getting divorced. Sometimes, however, a marriage just does not work out, and the best thing for both parties is to separate. While divorce is a way to end a marriage, a couple may choose to separate instead. A separation may allow you to resolve settlement issues as you prepare to end your union. There are a few things to know about separation in North Carolina. A knowledgeable Charlotte divorce attorney will help you through the process.

Separation

4-1024x1024Grandparent Visitation in North Carolina

Grandparents play a special role in the lives of their grandchildren. Children have special memories of their grandparents that last a lifetime. The love and care of a grandparent cannot be replaced. Grandparents form unique bonds with their grandchildren that are essential to kids. While most grandparents are able to see their grandchildren on a regular basis, there are times when a grandparent may be denied visitation. Many people wonder whether grandparents have visitation rights in North Carolina.

Do Grandparents Have Rights?

2-1-1024x1024Summer Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

Summer is a fun time for kids, but it can be stressful for parents. The daily routine changes and that can leave families feeling off-kilter. You want to make sure that your kids have a great summer, and at the same time, you still want to have control over the schedule. Here are some tips for co-parenting that can help you get through summer vacation.

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2-1024x1024Can I Appeal a Family Law Case in North Carolina?

Family law cases can often be complex, and the situation can be extremely emotional for both parties. There is no doubt that there are times when one party may feel that the decisions made by the judge are unjust or simply wrong. Disputes are common in divorce cases and parties may disagree regarding issues such as child custody, visitation, support, and division of property. You may wonder whether there is an option that will allow the court to review or reconsider the outcome. As with most legal procedures, there is an appellate process for family law cases.

Grounds for Appeal

Custody-1024x1024How is Child Custody Determined in North Carolina?

When parents divorce, many of their main concerns are for their children. In general, North Carolina provides for both parents to have time with their children. Parents sometimes disagree about child custody matters. There are two types of child custody, including legal and physical. Legal custody is the ability of a parent to make decisions on behalf of their kids such as those regarding education, religion, and health matters, for example. Physical custody refers to where a child resides.

What are the Custody Rights of Parents?

1-1-1024x1024What Questions Should I Ask a Divorce Attorney?

When you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you will need to start the divorce process. North Carolina has specific rules that you must follow when you seek a legal separation or divorce. One of the first steps you will want to take is to hire an attorney to handle the legal details and guide you through the North Carolina divorce process. While it is not mandatory to have an attorney, it often makes divorce easier and less stressful.

Before you hire an attorney it is a good idea to have an initial consultation. You can often accomplish this through a video call or in person. The purpose of the consultation is to learn more about the attorney and to find out some of the basic issues that will be present in your divorce proceedings.

1-1024x1024Uncoupling After Cohabitation

Many couples make the decision to live together. Whether they plan to marry in the future or simply want to enjoy a relationship without the commitment of marriage, living together is a common occurrence. While living together can be joyful, it can make parting ways more difficult. Unlike married couples who divorce, the law does not have a specific process in place for those who live together. In fact, cohabitation is illegal in North Carolina, although it is not something that is prosecuted. Therefore, couples need to understand how to divide their assets and property if they decide to end their relationship.

Property Division

5-1-1024x1024Overnight Guests for Parents After Divorce

Child custody and visitation matters are of top priority for parents when they divorce. There are many issues that are of concern. After divorce, parents must abide by the legal court order put in place. In many cases, one parent has primary physical custody while the other parent has regular visitation. Parents often wonder whether they are allowed to have overnight, romantic guests when their child is in their care. The answer may depend on the specific details included in the court order.

Is There a Restriction for Overnight Guests?

3-1024x1024What Can I Do if My Former Spouse Does Not Follow the Child Custody Order?

Not all divorces are amicable. Some of the most contentious areas of divorce are those that revolve around the children. Child custody matters can be quite difficult to live with after divorce. Once the judge puts a custody order in place, both parents must abide by it. Sometimes, a parent does not follow custody or visitation orders. When this happens, it can be frustrating for everyone involved. If your former spouse violates a child custody order, do not take matters into your own hands. Call an experienced family law attorney to help guide you through the proper legal process.

What are Violations of a Custody or Visitation Order?

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