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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Minimum Contacts for a Long-Arm Divorce

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Minimum Contacts for a Long-Arm Divorce

There are three ways a party filing for divorce in Alabama – or for that matter, filing any civil case – can get jurisdiction over a defendant who lives in another state: The defendant consents to being served. The plaintiff serves the defendant personally (hands the defendant appropriate documents) while the defendant is physically present … Continue reading "Minimum Contacts for a Long-Arm Divorce"

Not Ready for Divorce Decree, But You’re Entitled to Service

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Not Ready for Divorce Decree, But You’re Entitled to Service

Poor Kevin Allison. Unwilling either to pay someone like me $100 for an uncontested divorce or to do his own homework to find out what is needed, he filed pro se but didn’t file all the required documents, so he got a three-sentence order from a clearly exasperated court: “FINAL ORDER OF DIVORCE filed by ALLISON … Continue reading "Not Ready for Divorce Decree, But You’re Entitled to Service"

Forcing Testimony About Adultery in a Divorce Trial

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Forcing Testimony About Adultery in a Divorce Trial

Every divorce lawyer has a story about one (sometimes both?) spouses being forced to “take the 5th” in a divorce trial. They’re speaking of the standard technique of forcing the other spouse to claim his or her 5th Amendment privilege against self-incrimination rather than being forced to come clean with the court about an adulterous … Continue reading "Forcing Testimony About Adultery in a Divorce Trial"

Is the Farm a Marital Asset?

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Is the Farm a Marital Asset?

That old farm had been in the husband’s family since before the marriage. Was the wife entitled to share in its value in divorce? The Alabama appeals court says yes, even though neither spouse ever lived there. The case is Davis v Davis, Case No. 2150657 (Ala. Civ. App. May 5, 2017). That link, by … Continue reading "Is the Farm a Marital Asset?"

What Are the Sources of Alimony in Alabama?

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What Are the Sources of Alimony in Alabama?

Alabama courts have consistently held that determining the appropriate amount of alimony to order in divorce is a three-step process: deciding whether the recipient spouse needs it; deciding whether the paying spouse can afford to pay it; evaluating any equitable principles that should cause it to be increased or decreased. When it comes to that … Continue reading "What Are the Sources of Alimony in Alabama?"