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Co-parenting in the 21st century

In a world of viral videos, online influencers and virtual reality, it is pretty much impossible to avoid modern technology in your everyday life. If you are divorced or in the process of a divorce, you must consider how social media and digital communication can influence behavior and outcomes.

Can furloughed employees get a break from paying child support?

The partial government shutdown has been in effect for nearly a month now. More than 800,000 federal employees—not to mention many other government contractors—have been attempting the impossible: to survive without pay for an indefinite amount of time.

Should you move closer to your children's school?

Divorced fathers who share custody of their children have a lot to balance when it comes to co-parenting and sharing time. This is especially difficult when your children are school-aged. If your new home after your divorce is further from your children's school than where you lived before, you may be thinking about relocating.

Divorced parents face new challenges in back to school season

Keeping up with children is hard. With kids now returning to school, knowing what supplies to buy and what fashion statements to avoid is a challenge for every parent. When a family has divorced, there are extra challenges looming. Co-parents need to agree on budget, timing, schedules and more.

Back to school can be difficult for children after a divorce

A divorce is hard on everyone involved. Even in the most problematic relationships where two spouses cannot wait to be legally divorced, the legal process adds unique stress. While adults and children both suffer, adults have a better grip on the situation and tend to cope better in the aftermath.

North Carolina parental rights for children born out of wedlock

When a married couple has a child together, the parental rights are pretty cut and dried. But what happens when an unmarried couple has a child? The laws for such a circumstance vary from state to state.

Is a parenting coordinator a good option for my divorce?

No one hopes for a divorce. If you’re facing this reality, you’re probably not happy about it. Even if your rational mind realizes it’s best for you and your partner to be apart, you may still be grieving the end of a meaningful relationship. And if the marriage ended badly, you may have animus towards your partner or the desire to seek revenge.

What can House Bill 505 mean for grandparents’ visitation rights?

Under North Carolina law, a grandparent’s ability to visit their grandchildren is typically at the discretion of the parents. If a parent denies grandparent visitation, a grandparent can only gain visitation rights by filing a parallel motion to get child custody—and proving that the parents are to unsuitable fulfill their parental duties. However, if the parents are deemed fit but refuse—for whatever reason—to allow the grandparents to have a relationship with their grandchildren, the grandparents have no legal recourse.

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