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Filing a Protective Order Online in North Carolina

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Jan 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

People in an abusive relationship can face constant fear of physical, sexual, or verbal abuse. It can be difficult for victims of domestic abuse to seek help from law enforcement, often out of fear of retaliation from their abuser. Filing for a protective order can help protect victims and their ...

Divorce in the New Year

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Dec 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first Monday in January is unofficially known as “Divorce Day,” as the number of divorces in North Carolina and across the country see an increase in the beginning of the new year. Why do so many couples wait until January to begin the divorce process and what should you consider if you are t...

Child Custody Around the Holidays

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Nov 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration. However, in reality, they can be stressful times for everyone, including the children. Sharing custody of children can add additional stress for parents and kids alike, between planning visits, travel, family gatherings, and coordinating ...

Child Custody Modification as the Kids Get Older

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Nov 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

It can be difficult to develop a child custody agreement after a divorce, even if the couple generally agrees on how to divide responsibilities. When the couple disagrees, child custody disputes can be one of the most difficult aspects of separation. However, even after the court approves a child...

Is Your Spouse Hiding Money From the Divorce?

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Nov 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Divorce settlements can become highly contentious when arguing over how to distribute property. A spouse may feel they are owed a greater share of the money because they were betrayed. Another spouse may believe they should keep most of the property because they brought more money into the marria...

Reforming North Carolina's Child Support System

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Child support payments and child support enforcement are some of the most common sources of areas of contention in family law cases in North Carolina. The goal of child support is to provide for the child; however, disputes between the parents can get in the way of what is best for the child. Eve...

Who Gets Custody of the Family Pet After Separation?

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many people consider their pets to be part of the family. This can create problems after a divorce or separation when deciding who will get custody of the family pet. However, under North Carolina family law, pets are still treated like other household property. This leaves many families wonderin...

Alienation of Affections in North Carolina Divorce

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many otherwise happy marriages are ruined by extramarital affairs. A spouse may be devastated to learn about a secret relationship and respond by filing for a divorce. However, a divorcing spouse in North Carolina may be surprised to learn that they can file a lawsuit against the other man or wom...

Child Custody After an Abusive Relationship

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Domestic abuse involving a childs parents can be harmful to children, even if they are not the ones being abused. Children can suffer emotionally when they see or hear their parent get abused by the other parent, a stepparent, or a boyfriend or girlfriend. According to one study, an estimated 3...

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