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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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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 Your parents, in-laws, other relatives, and even folks you barely know are ready to chime in with useless stories or outdated information.

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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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Three Ways to Help Your New Spouse Engage as a Stepparent

Any new marriage is challenging. You're bringing together two entire lives and melding them into one. The challenges can be even greater when your new spouse is also now stepparent to your children. In order to help smooth the transition for your blended family, consider how you may be able to help your new spouse and your children engage and bond with one another.

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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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Four Tips to Surviving Your First Holiday Season As a Single Dad

Often, the holidays are called the most wonderful time of the year. However, if you're a freshly divorced dad and newly minted single parent, the upcoming holiday season is likely to feel like anything but. Fortunately, you can put a few plans in place to help survive the first, difficult holiday season as a single dad.

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Tips for Handling Father's Day After Divorce

As a father that has recently been separated or divorced, you may be feeling anxious about the upcoming Father's Day holiday. While it is understandable to be dealing with a mix of emotions surrounding this day it is also an opportunity to focus on your children and make this special day memorable regardless of your current circumstances. Here are some tips to make sure Father's Day is a celebrated and positive occasion for you and your children.

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Arrears & the Pandemic: Factors to Consider When Seeking Relief

The Coronavirus pandemic has made life challenging for all of us on some front, whether economically, socially, or emotionally. Many have lost jobs due to companies closing their doors or have been instructed to stay home from work because of their high-risk status. This has led to increased anxiety and frustration as people scramble to figure out how to pay bills and feed their families with little or no income.

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The Emerging Challenges COVID-19 Poses to Parental Rights

The widespread reach of the current pandemic has caused significant disruption to the U.S. court system. Most courts are closed, hearings are being held online – there is simply no precedent for these present conditions.

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How to Manage as A Divorced Parent During Covid-19

Are you missing your child due to social isolation? If your former partner is keeping you from your child, please understand you are not alone. COVID-19 isolation has created a new set of legal issues for divorced parents and/or parents who never married but share custody of a child.

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