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Understanding Visitation Rights and Schedules in North Carolina

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What are your visitation rights? As a result of your separation or divorce, you will have to determine where your children will live and the logistics of visitation. Child custody and visitation schedules can be decided by the parents or, if an agreement cannot be reached by the parents alone, the courts. The courts main focus when deciding on visitation and custody is the best interest and welfare of the minor children, with an emphasis on the children’(more...)

What Happens When You Discover Your Spouse Is Unfaithful

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Many people never suspect their spouse is seeing someone else. They’ve never imagined it. They’ve never thought about what happens when you discover your spouse is unfaithful.
Infidelity is often a factor in divorce. The Institute for Family Studies reports that among ever-married adults who have cheated on their spouses before, 40% are currently divorced or separated compared to 17% of adults who were faithful to their spouse.
That underscores the devastating impact that infidelity (more...)

Want To Be Friends With Your Ex After Divorce? Here’s How

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Guest post by Sylvia Smith
Statistics show that out of 1000 marriages per year, 16.9 married women will end up divorced. The reasons why? Research indicates that the most common reasons to get divorced often involve infidelity, lack of communication, or some form of abuse.
However, many couples part ways because they simply grew apart. In these cases, it seems unfair to lose such an important person from your life just because you couldn’t make it (more...)

Is Co-Parenting Right For Your Family?

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When two parents get divorced, it does not change their parental rights or responsibilities. Provided having relationships with both parents is in the best interest of the child, the court will likely grant shared custody of the child to the parents. This means that the parents must abide by a set schedule for trading off time with the child, as well as determine who will make which important decisions for the child’s well-being, including education, religion, and (more...)

What You Need To Know About Stalking And Divorce

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Unfortunately, stalking is not uncommon during the end of a relationship. With today’s technology and our quest for connection, it’s easier than ever. There are many more ways to stalk and it’s easier than ever to do it without the victim’s knowledge. It’s also harder for the person being stalked to stop it.
According to the federal Office on Women’s Health, one in six women has experienced (more...)

Will Your Divorce Be Safe Without A Protection Order?

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If you’re a victim of domestic abuse then it’s highly likely that your divorce will not be safe without a protection order. And sadly a protection order will only go so far.
Abuse, whether it’s physical, emotional or financial abuse, makes ending a relationship much, much harder. We know that on average it takes a victim seven attempts to leave an abuser before staying away for good. We also know that the risk (more...)

How To Avoid A Mistake When You Decide Where To Live After Divorce

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Figuring out where to live after divorce is often very unsettling and is the issue that causes the most upheaval. While you and your STBX are discussing what happens to the marital home, you feel in a state of limbo, uncertain where life will take you. That makes it hard to make other decisions and yet, at least one of you is going to have to move.
Here you are, in the middle of one of life’s (more...)

Co-Parenting with an Abusive Ex-Spouse

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Co-Parenting with Former Domestic Violence Abuser

Domestic violence is a painful and often traumatic experience that victims do not want to relive once they finally leave.  When you have children with your abuser however, it may feel like you are forced to continue to endure the trauma of the abusive relationship even after divorce. In many cases parents are ordered to co-parent regardless of abuse or domestic violence between parents. While this is grounded in the well-intentioned desire (more...)

Are You Sure About Divorce? These 8 Dates Will Help You

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When you make the decision to end your marriage, you want to be sure about divorce. No one wants to make a mistake.
For some people, while it is a hard decision and not something they wanted, it becomes clear that divorce is what needs to happen. Often, these situations involve domestic abuse, addictions and infidelity.
For many other people the decision is much more challenging: they get along OK with their spouse, they parent OK together, they’(more...)

Child Custody Statutes

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Child custody statutes. Click one to see an in depth description.

§ 50-11.1. Children born of voidable marriage legitimate.

§ 50-11.2. Judgment provisions pertaining to care, custody, tuition and maintenance of minor children.

§ 50‑13.1. Action or proceeding for custody of minor child.

§ 50-13.2. Who entitled to custody; terms of custody; visitation rights of grandparents; taking child out of State

§ 50-13.2A. Action for visitation of an adopted grandchild

§ 50-13.(more...)