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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...

Five Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Jun 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Divorce is stressful in even the most amicable cases. The number of decisions you have to make seems endless, and you could inadvertently make costly mistakes. These are five mistakes to avoid during your North Carolina divorce. Choosing a DIY Divorce A quality divorce lawyer can be expensive, ...

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...

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