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How To Cope With Divorce-Related Panic Attacks

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Guest Post by Jackie Edwards
It can come out of nowhere. You could be swimming, walking the dog, or playing with your children when it hits you. You start to hyperventilate, experience chest pain and heart palpitations, a surge of overwhelming panic, shaking and trembling, trouble breathing, and a loss of control. You might even think it’s a heart attack. Instead, when you run to the doctor, you find out it is a panic attack brought on (more...)

How To Help Your Children Adjust To Your Remarriage

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Blending a family is a huge, complex topic and this is only going to scratch the surface … if you are dating again, thinking about getting married again then you’re going to need to help your children adjust to your remarriage.
We know that second marriages are not easy. The U.S. Census Bureau in 2006 found that 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. It seems that third marriages are even harder, ending in divorce (more...)

Self Care Strategies For Coping With Divorce

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I was recently invited to collaborate on an expert panel and share some insights on how cope with divorce. Here are my best tips:
My first tip is not to rush into the legal process, unless you have to.
Your spouse is already well into the grieving process and has probably been preparing for the legal process for some time.
They’re emotionally ready for this. You’re not and this puts you at a disadvantage. You (more...)

How To Overcome Unfairness In Divorce

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It happens to the best of us. We navigate divorce, trying our hardest to be logical and rise about the drama and pettiness of our former partners, but every once in a while, the feeling hits.
Fairness. Unfairness. The feeling like we’ve been screwed over during divorce.
You know exactly what I’m talking about. Do any of the following sound like things you have said or thought?
“It’s not fair that my (more...)

6 Simple Ways To Be A Better Parent After Divorce

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Ending your marriage means not only renegotiating your relationship with your spouse but also with your children. Reorganizing your family creates the opportunity for improving your relationship with your children. Sometimes it happens organically and sometimes it’s more of a conscious decision like following these 6 simple ways to be a better parent after divorce.
Sometimes, being a better parent is forced onto you like when you have parenting time and you’re the only (more...)

Moving Out of State With Your Children

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In this video, divorce attorney Lisa Angel talks about how you can move out of state after your divorce and keep custody of your children.

 
Hi. I’m Lisa Angel. In this video we will talk about the laws regarding child custody and relocation in North Carolina.
When a custodial parent relocates, it can wreak havoc on the family, especially if it means the child won’t be able to spend as much time with one (more...)

How do I modify my custody order?

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In this video, divorce attorney Lisa Angel discusses all of the necessary steps you’ll need to take in order to modify your child custody agreement.

Hi. I’m Lisa Angel. In this video, we will talk about the laws regarding modifying your child custody agreement to allow for relocation in North Carolina.
If you decide to move after you and the other parent have already finalized a child custody agreement, you will need to modify your (more...)

What can I do if my ex wants to move with my kids?

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In this video, divorce attorney Lisa Angel talks about what to do if your ex-spouse wants to move out of state – and take your children with them.

 
Hi. I’m Lisa Angel. In this video we will talk about the laws regarding your rights to child custody in North Carolina.
When going through a divorce, it’s hard enough having to adjust to life without your ex. On top of that, many parents also (more...)

What is the judge looking for in a modification and relocation hearing?

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In a modification hearing because of a relocation, the judge will be looking for two things: (1) that a substantial change in circumstances affecting the wellbeing of the children has occurred, and (2) that changing the custody order will be in the best interests of the children.  If both of these cannot be proven, then the judge will not grant a motion to modify the court order.
You should focus your case on why the relocation is beneficial (more...)

What do I do if my ex relocates with our children?

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If your ex relocates with your children, the custody terms have not been modified, and the current schedule can no longer be followed, then you can file a breach of contract lawsuit against your ex (if the terms are in a separation agreement) or a contempt motion, called a motion and order to show cause (if the terms are in a court order).
You can accompany these with a child custody action (if the terms are in a separation (more...)