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How is custody determined?

A common question that comes up in child custody cases is, “how does the court determine custody?” Under North Carolina General Statute 50-13.2A, the court must decide child custody by evaluating what will promote the best interest and welfare of the child. There are...

Co-Parenting & Summer Vacation

Believe it or not, the 2020-2021 school year will be wrapping up in a little over a month. The summer months can be a time fun for families full of vacations and other exciting activities. However, for children with separated and/or divorced parents, the absence of...

How do postnups work?

While postnuptial agreements address many of the same issues that prenuptial agreements do, a postnuptial agreement is an agreement between spouses that is entered into during the marriage rather than before. Married couples that have acquired a diverse collection of...

Divorcing Across State Lines

When couples consider separating and/or divorcing, a natural first step is to move away from one another. For some people, this may mean moving to another state to be closer to family or simply to have a fresh start. If this is the case, it is important to know the...

Spousal Spying

For many people, trust is the cornerstone of any solid and healthy relationship. When a person has a reason to suspect his or her spouse is doing something that violates the trust of their relationship, he or she may consider spying. A person may want to spy on his or...

The Benefits of Mediation During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned all of our lives upside down and this includes how to resolve family law conflicts. From child custody and support to dividing property, more and more people are turning to resolving conflicts outside of court by attending mediation....

Let’s Go To Mediation! – Part III

Mediation Series Part III: The Ins and Outs of Mediation Before I dive into part three, let’s take a moment to review a few key elements of this multi-part series on mediation. In part one, “Let’s Go To Mediation,” I introduce the purpose of mediation, explain the...

Let’s Go to Mediation! – Part II

Mediation Series Part II: Tips from the Mediator In my first blog “Let’s Go To Mediation,” I defined mediation, the neutral mediator’s role in assisting parties, and the benefits of mediation. But how do you prepare for mediation and make the most of your time and...

Let’s Go To Mediation! – Part I

Mediation Series: Part I You’ve decided to separate from your spouse and think you’re on the same page about sharing time with the kids and dividing up your property. You do not want to spend a lot of money on lawyers and have heard that mediation may be a good way to...