In many cases, the decision to divorce is one-sided. Sometimes partners will refuse to talk, causing the process to become long and stressful.
In North Carolina, there is no presumption determining physical custody. Courts will often look at the “best interest” of the child.
Divorce is different for everyone because each person has his or her own life challenges. In some cases, doing what’s best for you conflicts with what’s best for your partner. And when getting a divorce, if your partner is living with a disability, you may bear the burden of deciding what happens with the future of their care.
While you are separated, many people find it helpful to create a separation agreement. While not legally required, a separation agreement can settle some aspects of divorce during the period before the divorce is final.
As a divorced parent with children seeking a higher education, you may have concerns regarding who will be funding and how to save for your child’s tuition.
Divorce is a process, and it can be an expensive one. A lot of people ask during our monthly divorce workshop whether they need a lawyer.
A divorce means adjusting to a single income, even if that income includes child support or spousal support.
To file for divorce, the couple must physically separate for 12 months, and for six of these months, one party involved must be living in North Carolina.
Divorces are difficult for spouses, but they can be especially difficult for children to endure. Watching mom and dad argue can be draining, even if parents only want what’s best for their kids. Teenagers are old enough to have a better understanding of the situation but are not always in support of their parents’ decision
When a couple shares children, custody agreements can become a problematic part of the divorce process. In some cases, couples reach an arrangement on their own, but not always. In some cases, custody battles must be taken to court, where an outcome is determined as a result of many factors. The actions and behavior of both parents will be considered in these hearings and can have a significant impact on the results.