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What is parental alienation, and what should you do if you suspect it?

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Aug 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Going through a divorce with children is always stressful. You worry about your kids and whether you’re doing the right thing. You also worry about how they’ll adjust. When emotions are running high, your partner may consciously or unconsciously encourage your children to reject you. This rejection is known as parental alienation or parental alienation syndrome.

How North Carolina family law courts are adapting to the challenges of COVID-19

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Aug 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Over the last few months, much activity in the United States has ground to a halt because of COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by the novel coronavirus. With more than 135,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina, everyone in the state is adjusting to a new normal. If you have a case pending in a North Carolina family court or expect to have one soon, you may be wondering how the coronavirus will affect your case.

10 Steps of Divorce: Part 1 Timelines and the Process

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Jul 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

10 Steps of Divorce: Part 1 Timelines and the Process A Divorce can be a straightforward process or it could take a long time and that depends on a lot of factors such as areas of dispute, whether there are shared assets or not, if you have children, if there are circumstances beyond either control that delays the process...

Do's and Dont's: Tips to making smart social media decisions during the shutdown

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | May 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the uncertainty of navigating through our daily lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing I want you to have to worry about is second-guessing your decisions with regards to Social Media. In today's post: I am going to explain some tips to help make sure that you make sound decisions with how you use social media in your daily life while dealing with Family Law matters.

Domestic Violence: What you need to know during a Pandemic

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Apr 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the uncertainty of navigating through our daily lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing I want you to have to worry about is second-guessing your decisions with regards to your safety and/or protective order. In today's post: I am going to explain where the law stands, how to navigate adjustments to the law, and practical tips you need to know. As always feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Custody Part 3: Communication

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Apr 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the uncertainty of navigating through our daily lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing I want you to have to worry about is second-guessing your decisions with regards to your custody order. During this series, I am going to explain where the law stands, how to navigate adjustments to the law, and practical tips you need to know. Today's focus is on how to communicate with your child’s other parent amidst a crisis. As always feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Custody Part 2: Parenting Time

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Apr 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the uncertainty of navigating through our daily lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing I want you to have to worry about is second-guessing your decisions with regards to your custody order. During this, series I am going to explain where the law stands, how to navigate adjustments to the law, and practical tips you need to know. Today's focus is a more in-depth look into parenting time. As always feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Custody Part 1: Child Exchange and Denial of Parenting Time

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Apr 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

With the uncertainty of navigating through our daily lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, the last thing I want you to have to worry about is second-guessing your decisions with regards to your custody order. During this, series I am going to explain where the law stands, how to navigate adjustments to the law, and practical tips you need to know. Today's focus is on child exchange and your rights regarding the denial of parenting time. As always feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Divorce in the Digital Age

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Nov 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Breakups are often emotionally charged, messy, and very stressful. In some cases, the breakup may be instigated by one person, and the other person does not want the relationship to end. And in desperation, that person resorts to extreme behavior that unfortunately is made all too easy to conduct...

Holidays and Child Custody

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Nov 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

With November here, many of us are looking forward to Thanksgiving and spending time with family. But if you are a parent in the middle of a divorce, you might be dreading not just Thanksgiving but the holiday season that follows. You know that the traditions you had built when your family was in...

Global Divorce Rates

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

You may find yourself in the beginning stages of divorce. Whether you are just thinking about pursuing a divorce or you are already separated and are counting the days until you can file the official paperwork, you may feel oddly alone. Yes, you might know others who have divorced, but it is stil...

Life Events and Divorce

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Major life events such as a health scare or illness, financial setback, or the loss of a loved one affect people in different ways. Some people merely roll with the punches and move on, others can react negatively and find themselves unable to move forward, and yet others use the life event as a ...

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...

Taxes and Alimony

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

As 2019 is nearing its end, you might be starting to think about year-end activities like celebrating the holidays and also collecting documents to file your 2019 taxes. If you divorced this year, you may not be aware of an important change that was made to how alimony is taxed in the United Stat...

House Bill 918 Proposes to Change Adoption Laws

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

It's in the news almost daily: the United States is in the midst of a widespread opioid epidemic. Opioid addiction is rampant here in North Carolina, and one consequence of the epidemic is that there are an estimated 11,000 children in the North Carolina foster system now. In an effort to address...

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