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Do grandparents have custody and visitation rights?

Divorce has a ripple effect on other relationships aside from the soon-to-be ex-couple. It also disturbs the bond between grandparents and their grandchild. However, North Carolina courts often favor natural…

Understanding child time-sharing in North Carolina

Child time-sharing plays a crucial role in the lives of parents and their children in North Carolina. This legal arrangement determines how parents share the responsibilities and time spent with…

Is your court-ordered equitable distribution modifiable?

Finalizing your divorce is a feat in itself. But with property division being inherently contentious, you could feel unsatisfied with the trial court’s final decision regarding what they deem as…

Co-parenting when you live in another state

Coordinating schedules, activities and trips can be a headache even when parents live in the same state. However, co-parenting can take on another level of difficulty when your ex and…

Are student loans divisible in a North Carolina divorce?

The process of divorcing in North Carolina involves separating resources that people may have combined decades ago. Oftentimes, spouses prioritize major assets like their marital home or their retirement savings…

What qualifies as marital abandonment in North Carolina?

As you live through the disintegration of your marriage, you may eventually feel trapped in your own home. Living under the same roof with your spouse, constantly crossing swords, must…

What affects my eligibility for alimony after divorce?

Divorcing couples could face various challenges during proceedings based on their family’s situation. Sometimes, the family depends on the income of the only earner of the two parties. In that…

How can the divorce affect my child?

The divorce process is typically straightforward but could put families through significant stress. Going through proceedings could take a toll on the divorcing couple, especially when dealing with disputes concerning…

3 ways divorce could impact someone’s retirement plans

Those in North Carolina who want to divorce generally need to think about how their decision will affect their financial future. Divorce is not only an expensive process, it is…

Is your ex manipulating your child against you?

Sometimes there is no other option but to divorce with your partner. Unfortunately, this major life event can have a negative impact on your child and your ex. As a…