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Helping Fathers Understand How to Defend Against Parental Alienation

Regardless of the circumstances, divorce is often a challenging ordeal. The situation can become quite intense and frequently volatile, from battles surrounding property settlements and alimony to child support and custody agreements.

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Is Alimony Automatic in Divorce Situations?

Separation and divorce are usually stressful situations. Even when mutually agreed upon, there can still be certain points that are unclear. Alimony is one aspect of divorce that many people don't have an accurate understanding of, although state law specifies the parameters under which these monies are awarded.

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Dads and Child Support: It’s Your Right

Many fathers going through a divorce don't ask for child support because they believe they are not entitled. There are many reasons why a dad might think this is true, but it's not the case. The money received from child support is to help you care for your child. Especially if you are a father who has primary custody, don't be afraid to investigate this resource – it's not only your right, it's your children's as well.

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After the Finish Line — Enjoy the Peace of Co-Parenting

Child custody battles are intense. The waiting is the worst part! As a family law attorney in North Carolina, I know that divorce and child custody cases are some of the most nerve-wracking situations. Your parents, in-laws, other relatives, and even folks you barely know are ready to chime in with useless stories or outdated information.

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Tips for Dads: Preparing for A Custody Case

Fathers have rights. Back in the early days of North Carolina's custody law, when parents were separated or divorced, sole custody usually went to the mother. That left the father on the hook to pay child support, provide health insurance, and hope for visitation rights. We've come a long way since then! And modern dads have more rights than ever when it comes to child custody.

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Divorce Your Spouse, Not Your Employer: Minimizing the Effects of Divorce in the Workplace

When you're in the midst of a divorce, it can feel like the pressure is coming at you from every angle. Your boss may be breathing down your neck. Your soon-to-be-ex may be sending you nasty notes. You're not taking the time to care for yourself as you should, and if children are involved, you're wondering how all of this is affecting them. Even if your divorce is more or less amicable, the stress of separating from one life and the prospect of starting a new one is often quite daunting and ends up spilling over into your work life.

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The Effects of Divorce on Young Children

Divorce can be a difficult moment for any family, especially for children. Parents are looking for ways to be civil with each other and co-parent at the same time. Some children respond to a divorce in a natural and supportive way while others may face challenges during this change. Is divorce really bad for young children?

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Child and Parenting Issues: False Allegations During Child Custody Cases

Did you grow up in a violent household? As a child did you witness the effects of drug addiction or alcoholism from a parent? Perhaps one of your parents was convicted to a crime. If you experienced any of these scenarios growing up, you are aware of the effects it has on all members of the family, particularly children.

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Maintaining a Good Relationship with Your Children After Divorce

Divorce is a big change to both parties and especially to the children. Divorce can be particularly difficult on the kids as they don’t understand all of the details or why everything has suddenly changed. This situation can elicit pain, stress, shock, sadness, or even anger from your children. Some children may even feel guilty, blaming themselves.

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10 Tips For Dating After a Divorce

Dating may seem scary for a newly single person, especially for those who are trying to recover from a long and turbulent relationship. It may have been years since the last time you got out there, but here are some things to keep in mind that might help you get ahead.

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