What You Need to Know About Motions for Contempt

When one party refuses to follow a court order, the other party can file a motion for contempt. Any violation of the terms of the order can be the basis for contempt.  For example, a party may file a motion for contempt if the other party is not paying support or following the custody schedule. A party may be held in civil contempt or criminal contempt, but not both, so it is important to know the Read More

A Brief Q&A on North Carolina Child Custody

Understanding child custody laws can be confusing, but if you are going through a child custody battle, it is essential to stay informed. Here are some of the most common questions asked around North Carolina child custody. How is custody determined? According to North Carolina law, parents are permitted to organize and arrange custody of their children amongst themselves. Of course, if the split was Read More

13 Factors Courts Consider When Determining Child Support

The majority of parents can agree on child support without going to court. However, either party can request a hearing if they are unable to decide on the amount or when one party has verifiable evidence that suggests that deviation from the guidelines is the best course of action. In most cases, determining how much child support a parent will pay is based on a very particular calculation that takes Read More

5 Tips for Managing Divorce Stress

Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful experiences that you may have to endure. Even if you know that divorce is the best option and your divorce goes smoothly, it can still be very stressful. Here are five tips to help you manage this stress so you can emerge from your divorce strong and ready for whatever comes your way. Rely on Your Support System The divorce process can be highly Read More

4 Benefits of Having a Separation Agreement

If your marriage is having difficulties and you decide to separate, a Separation Agreement may be a good option for resolving marital claims, including child custody, child support, alimony, and property division. A Separation Agreement is a contract that is done without court involvement, which allows you to keep legal costs down and avoid the uncertainty, stress and time-consuming litigation process. Read More

5 Tips for Co-Parenting After Divorce

When getting a divorce, both parties know that just about every aspect of their life is going to be changing. In many cases, that is seen as a good thing since they were unhappy in their marriage. It is important, however, to keep in mind that just about every aspect of your children’s lives will be changing as well. In order to help them to adjust to their “new normal,” it is critical that you and your ex Read More