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What’s the Difference Between Co-Parenting and Parallel Parenting?

One of the biggest challenges in a divorce is the process of determining child custody. While both parents may want to be involved in their children’s lives to the fullest extent possible, finding a way to achieve this isn’t always easy. Co-paren… Read More
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Tips to Help Your Child Through Divorce

When a marriage ends, it doesn’t only affect the spouses who are parting ways. The impact of divorce on children can be significant. They may experience a wide range of emotions, including confusion, anger, anxiety, and sadness. However, there are… Read More
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How the UCCJEA Affects Child Custody Cases in North Carolina

Interstate child custody issues are not uncommon among parents in North Carolina. One parent might live in the state and the other may reside elsewhere. However, in the event of a dispute, two states cannot have jurisdiction over a child custody matt… Read More
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Modifying Child Custody in North Carolina

Child custody arrangements aren’t always set in stone. They can be modified as time goes by and the child’s needs change. But it’s vital to understand that you can’t just change a custody order that has been issued by a judge unilaterally on… Read More
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Obtaining a Spousal Support Modification

Since it can have a long-term impact on both parties, spousal support is often one of the most contested issues in a North Carolina divorce. Also referred to as alimony or spousal maintenance, spousal support is money paid by the supporting spouse to… Read More
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Child Custody and Supervised Visitation

Child custody can be a contentious issue. Critically, when one parent believes the child’s welfare would be in jeopardy by spending time alone with the other parent, custody matters can be even more complex. In such cases, supervised visitation may… Read More
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Equitable Distribution During Divorce In North Carolina

There are many issues that must be determined before a couple can divorce. One of the most important matters that must be addressed before a marriage can legally be ended is the division of property. Importantly, North Carolina follows the rule of … Read More
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What is a Special Needs Trust?

If you would like to provide financially for a loved one who has special needs or a disability, careful planning is crucial. Failure to do so could potentially jeopardize their eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid benefits.… Read More
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Adult Guardianships in North Carolina

When someone is no longer able to care for themselves or handle their finances, a guardianship might be necessary. Although there can be numerous reasons an adult guardianship may be needed, they are generally granted in cases where a person is unabl… Read More
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Adoption for Same-Sex Couples

With the legalization of same-sex marriage in North Carolina, adoption rights for LGBTQ+ couples have expanded considerably. Prior to the 2014 court ruling declaring the gay marriage ban unconstitutional, only LGBTQ+ individuals could adopt since sam… Read More
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