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Gay and Transgender Divorce: A Guide for LGBT Couples in NC

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The right to same-sex marriage – and divorce

In
2014, same-sex couples in North Carolina won the right to marry in the case of General Synod of the United Church of Christ
v. Cooper. The landmark decision in Obergefell
just one year later solidified the right of same-sex couples and transgender
individuals to get married in all 50 states. While the marriage equality
movement emphasized the historic victory that was same-sex marriage, the
reality is that same-sex couples face (more...)

Consent Orders for Child Custody

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How to avoid court with an uncooperative ex

As
the field of family law has evolved over the years, mediation has emerged as a
quicker, less expensive, and more private alternative to the often contentious
and adversarial divorce litigation process. While North Carolina recognizes the
power of parties to enter into agreements about custody and forgo the turmoil
that litigation can put families through, the law enforces these agreements
only if and to the extent that they promote the (more...)

The oligarch, his ex-wife and their bitter £450m divorce. Enter Interpol…

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Russian oil tycoon fighting high court ruling over payout calls on international police agency to stop the seizure of his assetsIt’s a divorce battle that pitches Moscow against London, involving tax havens, sumptuous properties, a mega-yacht and priceless art. Now, the acrimonious row between Farkhad Akhmedov, a Putin ally and oligarch, and his former wife has taken a new, rancorous twist. After more than three years fighting a high court ruling ordering Akhmedov to pay Tatiana Akhmedova, (more...)

How Do I Transfer Guardianship from a Different State to Oklahoma?

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As relocation throughout the United States becomes easier, the need to transfer guardianship from one state to the next becomes necessary. Many relocation motivations include military assignments, new job or promotion, better circumstances to meet the needs of your ward, access to better medical facilities, or the climate and environment are more appealing. 
Regardless of the motivation, if you are the guardian of a minor or adult ward, you will need to transfer the guardianship from your current (more...)

If I am Off Work Due to a Workers’ Compensation Claim, Do I Still Have to Pay Child Support?

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If you were injured at your place of employment and suddenly found out you were not going to be able to work for a while, chances are the first concern you have is finances, primarily your child support payments. Your income will be negatively impacted and your financial obligations will become more stressful. 
There are several ways to deal with child support when a reduction in income and sustaining an injury occurs. Handling this type of situation does (more...)

Divorce From Your Child’s Perspective. Things To Think About.

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Most parents don’t know the options that are available to divorcing couples rather than the aggressive ‘Going to Court’ option.  Most solicitors in fact don’t favour taking your case to Court as it is expensive and can be very damaging to everyone in the family, particularly your children.
Mediation is a good option – and it DOESN’T mean trying to get back together.
Mediation is an effective way of (more...)

Believe It Or Not An Amicable Divorce Is Possible

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The news is routinely filled with sensational stories of divorce gone wrong. We read about vindictive spouses who are hell bent on destroying their exes. We read about greedy lawyers who fan the flames of conflict so that divorces last longer and they make more money. But think about it. What we never read about are stories of an amicable divorce.
No one hears about the people who somehow manage to end their marriages without spending their lives’ (more...)

Will My Child Have to Testify in a Tulsa Custody Hearing?

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When custody is at issue in a divorce, or when unmarried parents separate, the process can be difficult not only on parents, but also on the children of the couple. If parents aren’t able to decide on custody, a court will decide for them.  This can be stressful and create worry for both parents, especially when it comes to decide whether a judge will make a child to testify in Tulsa.
Wondering who will get primary (more...)

What Happens to the Family Business During and After a Tulsa Divorce?

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Owning a business makes you particularly adept at ascertaining risks, competition, technology, and potential supply demands. However, have you ever considered a divorce as a major risk to a business? 
Couples that start a family business are typically young when it begins while the value of the business is low. While 50 percent of marriages in the United States do not last, couples should be cautious when choosing to start a family business without proper procedures in place.
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Divorce CAN be nobody’s fault – can’t it?

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The law affecting families in England and Wales is changing. Since legal aid was withdrawn in family law cases by legislation in 2012, resolving disputes amicably on divorce has never been more important. People are having to navigate a complex legal framework without legal support at the most emotionally fraught time of their lives.
But the law itself is failing divorcing couples by making compromise more difficult. It effectively encourages spouses to attribute blame even when no-one is at (more...)