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What Happens To Maintenance If Your Ex Dies?

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Throughout the process of divorce, many logistics need to be settled, sorted and agreed upon. These items can range from asset allocation, property distribution, and possibly child custody. Something to consider beyond this time is the financial support that one spouse may offer the other.

In traditional spousal support payouts, if the financial supporter passes away, the payments to the ex-spouse can sometimes also halt with the death.

Whether there is a legal obligation through court order alimony or (more...)

5 Steps Everyone Should Take To Reassess Their Finances After A Divorce

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There’s plenty of things that you begin to doubt when you’re going through a divorce. Make sure your personal finances aren’t one of them. 

All too often, those
enduring divorce fall victim to dramatics and heated emotions, leading to rash
decisions. Gain control of your future by knowing the appropriate route to take
when moving forward. Make the most of your monetary assets, realize exactly
what you should protect and move on (more...)

What is Conscious Uncoupling? And Can it Help My Divorce?

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Popularized due to its use by Hollywood celebrities, the term “conscious uncoupling” at its core involves two spouses or partners looking to separate with the least amount of damage possible; the focus is on a respectful way to end a relationship. Instead of the contentious child custody negotiations that might typically ensue, spouses who “consciously uncouple” seek to turn down the heat in a spirit of cohesion and co-parenting. It’s important to note (more...)

The Impact Divorce Can Have On Your Family And Mental Health

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If you’re going through a separation or divorce, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it can all get stressful.

The sleepless nights, the lack of appetite, and the worries about what’s best for the children tell you that.

You may put a brave face on to the world because that’s what you’re “meant to do” and it’s “best for the children”.

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How to Reach an Agreement in a Successful Mediation

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If you are in the midst of a divorce right now you may be considering mediation. Mediation is a common form of dispute resolution available as an alternative to the traditional court procedure. Think of mediation as an amicable negotiation with your spouse through the support of a third party referee. Mediation is quicker, cheaper, and more private than the regular divorce track, however it may not be for every couple. We have previously discussed the pros and cons (more...)

Why You Can’t Win A Divorce

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And what to expect along the way

Going through a divorce is stressful for everyone involved, including spouses and their children. Pop culture has ingrained the idea that one “wins” divorce, but it is so much more complicated than that.

Dealing with the legal process and financial obligations can be overwhelming, let alone the parenting aspect. Then there is the healing process and moving forward either living single or dating. All of this amounts to enormous stress, (more...)

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...)

How Can I Save Money On My Divorce?

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Today’s guest post is by Hannah Clark
Every divorce is unique and will have different issues and outcomes based on the circumstances. However, most divorces have one thing in common – they can be costly. While there will always be fees and court costs associated with a divorce, not every divorce has to break the bank. You want to start your post-marriage life in the best possible situation, so it’s always important to consider how (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...)

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...)