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October 2017 Archives

What can you when your child's other parent has a drug problem?

With the opioid epidemic hitting mass proportions in North Carolina and across the country and the face of addiction changing to include people from all walks of life, it is not surprising that you may run into a situation where you become concerned your child's other parent may have a substance addiction problem. Of course, she may be addicted to anything, from alcohol to heroin. However, addicts often exhibit behavior that could put your child in danger regardless of what substance they are addicted to, so this is a valid concern.

How can we balance visitation and extracurricular activities?

One of the things you may struggle with when it comes to North Carolina visitation arrangements with your former spouse is working around the kids' extracurricular activities. Some children are involved in so many things, it can make it tough to ensure parenting time is not infringed upon. However, you also do not want to make children feel bad about being involved in sports and other activities. So, how can you work around this issue?

Can you go to jail for not vaccinating your child?

In North Carolina, you have the right to refuse vaccinations for your child for non-medical reasons. However, if you are a divorced parent, you may face additional scrutiny for your decision from the child's other parent. It is possible you could face serious punishment for not vaccinating your child if the other parent takes you to court.

Tips for co-parenting effectively

One of the biggest struggles after a divorce in North Carolina is trying to work together as parents to take care of the children. In some cases, co-parenting issues cause a lot of stress and strain. Most often, the ones affected are the children. Parents need to realize that the children become the most important thing after a divorce. This is why it is essential for parents to learn how to properly and effectively co-parent.