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November 2017 Archives

Tips for the holidays and visitation

The holidays can be a trying time for divorced or separated families in North Carolina. Trying to coordinate everyone's schedules while also being aware of extended family commitments and traditions can leave families feeling very worn out. It can also lead to misunderstandings, hurt feelings, upset children, and arguments. To avoid such hassles, parents in this situation should work together to find a good holiday plan. The following is some additional advice to help make this easier.

How to get through the holidays as a blended family

With the holiday season upon North Carolina, many blended families will be trying to figure out how to handle them for the first time. This can be a difficult task because instead of having one family, there are now multiple families. This means parents have to coordinate not only with their children's other parent but also with new family members, including new spouses and their families. As complicated as it can be, many families deal with it and make it work every year.

What are some custody concerns for same sex couples?

With the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, there have been some new legal difficulties for same-sex couples. In North Carolina and other states, these couples have learned when it comes time to dissolve their marriage, custody issues are not always easily resolved. While there are sure to be the typically arguments over who the children will live with and what the visitation schedule will look like, there are even more pressing issues you may face.

Divorce tips for keeping your kids' holidays merry and bright

So you're recently divorced. Or in the midst of a divorce. Or even just considering a divorce. Regardless of the chronological details surrounding the end of your marriage, one thing you likely have in common with other single parents this time of year? Stress over navigating the upcoming holiday season with your children.

What are the grounds for divorce?

If you want to divorce your spouse in North Carolina, it is essential that you understand the available grounds for a divorce. While you may hope that you can reveal damaging information about your spouse, such as cheating allegations, through filing that is not likely to happen because the state only allows two grounds for divorce.