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No Tricks, Just Treats: Halloween and Child Custody

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Fall is definitely in the air here in Raleigh, North Carolina, and by now you have probably seen Halloween decorations up in people's yards and in stores and restaurants. Halloween seems to be more popular than ever these days, with pop-up Halloween-theme stores opening in abandoned retail locati...

Custody and Visitation When You Are Going to Rehab

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Jun 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Drug or alcohol abuse is a leading cause of divorce, and it can have a devastating effect on your relationship with your children. After your divorce is final and you have your parenting plan in place, you may be concerned that going to rehab or seeking other treatment for your addiction will aff...

When is my North Carolina Divorce Final?

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Jan 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Even in the most amicable divorces, the process can be exhausting for both parties. If the divorcing spouses cannot agree on key issues, the process takes much longer, and the parties may wonder if their divorce will ever be final so they can move on to new relationships. Some divorcing couples f...

Co-Parenting During Your North Carolina Divorce

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Jan 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Divorce is stressful for all parties involved, including children, especially when the divorce is filled with resentment and anger. Children need to maintain meaningful relationships with both parents, so shielding them from conflict between parents is essential for their well-being. Divorcing pa...

2019 Tax Laws That Affect Your Divorce

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Nov 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In North Carolina and across the United States, couples are rushing to finalize their divorces by December 31, 2018. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 goes into effect on January 1, 2019, and affects how alimony is taxed for both the paying spouse and the recipient. Divorcing couples should also ...

Is Stepparent Adoption Right for Your Family?

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Nov 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many families are blended families these days. In some step families, the child's biological parent is an active part of their lives, sharing custody, parenting time, and all the rights and responsibilities of parenthood. However, in other families, the child's biological parent has died or is no...

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