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November 2018 Archives

Co-parenting through the holidays

Celebrating the holiday season can be stressful, especially if you’re navigating it as a co-parent after divorce. We’re continually reminded that the holidays are a time for families to be together, which can add to the seasonal anxiety for families of divorce. Family time is important to everyone, especially time with extended family–an opportunity that might only come several times a year.

What is alienation of affection?

Infidelity is one of the most common factors that people cite when ending their marriages. And in this state, extramarital affairs can have serious consequences when they lead to alienation of affection claims. Currently, there are only seven states in America that allow a spouse to bring a claim for alienation of affection. These states include Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah and North Carolina.

If you freeze your embryos, it can pay to get a postnup.

Not all married couples want to have children in their 20s. There are many personal and professional reasons that a couple may opt to start a family later in life. In such cases, couples are increasingly turning to embryo cryopreservation—i.e., the freezing of a woman’s fertilized egg. This process enables couples to start a family later on, when one or both parties may no longer be fertile. This in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology has redefined family planning—allowing couples to have children on their own timeline.

When divorce involves a pet, it pays to collaborate with your ex

In a previous post, we discussed the trend in some states of treating pets as children in a divorce—and establishing custody arrangements accordingly. However, in most states—including North Carolina—pets are still considered marital property, which can be allocated to one party or the other, just like your house or your car.

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