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Could You Pa$$ a Financial Literacy Test?

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Money – if we fight about it when we’re married, we’ll likely fight over it when we’re getting divorced.  It is one of the single most divisive, yet necessary things in life.  For some, the biggest issue is how to get enough money, but for many, it’s simply a matter of learning how to make the most of what we have.  Of course, for anyone facing divorce, it (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...)

Your Alienation of Affection Lawsuit: How Much Will You Win?

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Alienation of affection, or the claim that an intervening adulterer has ruined your marriage, is a remnant of an older perspective on marriage. Today, this legal right remains in only a few states, North Carolina being one of the last to hear these claims. If you are going through a divorce due to your spouse’s affair, you may be considering an alienation of affection lawsuit against the person with whom your spouse cheated on you with.

Many (more...)

5 Important Lessons I Learned From My Wedding Mementos

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I have a pretty good idea what Marie Kondo would say about my wedding mementos … she’d say it’s definitely time to declutter that. You see … it’s almost 29 years since my wedding and I’ve been divorced for almost 12 years. That box, the size of a box of photocopying paper, has most recently been sitting in my basement, tucked out of sight, out of mind. It weighed some 15 (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...)

Alimony Court Statutes

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Alimony Statutes. Click on a statute title for the full text.

§ 50-16.10. Alimony without action.

§ 50-16.1A. Definitions

§ 50-16.2A. Postseparation support

§ 50-16.3A. Alimony (16 factors)

§ 50-16.4. Counsel fees in actions for alimony, postseparation support

§ 50-16.6. When alimony, postseparation support, counsel fees not payable

§ 50-16.7. How alimony and postseparation support paid; enforcement of decree

§ 50-16.8. Procedure in actions for postseparation support

§ 50-16.9. Modification (more...)

Property Statutes

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Property statutes – click one to be taken to an expanded definition.

§ 50-20. Distribution by court of marital and divisible property upon divorce

§ 50-20.1. Pension and retirement benefits

§ 50-21. Procedures in actions for equitable distribution of property; sanctions for purposeful and prejudicial delay

§ 50-20. Distribution by court of marital and divisible property upon divorce(a) Upon application of a party, the court shall determine what is the marital property and divisible property and divisible (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...)

Should I sue for Alienation of Affection?

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If your partner has been unfaithful in your marriage, there are often more pains than just the initial shock of the infidelity. Many couples struggle to return to the same level of love, trust, and security found in the beginning of their marriage after a spouse’s affair. Additionally, if you are a victim of a spouse’s infidelity, you may also harbor resentment towards the person your spouse has been unfaithful with. This person is (more...)

The Marshmallow Test – and why it’s important to teach your kids to WAIT!

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Many years ago, research was carried out to discover why some children become happy, confident, resilient well balanced adults & some don’t.
The findings were very clear regarding those differences: children who succeed have close relationships with others, particularly their immediate family, feel valued in their communities & have a sense of control over some aspects of their lives. While children who are in trouble feel isolated, useless to society and powerless.
The children who find (more...)