Warning Signs You're Headed for a Divorce

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Feb 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

It's not always easy to tell when a marriage is headed for trouble. One spouse is often unhappy in the relationship, while the other is oblivious. Sometimes a marriage on the rocks can be turned around by catching the signals early enough, but often the signs of separation don't become clear until you're already past the proverbial "point of no return." With that said, let's look at some key indicators that you may be headed for a divorce regardless of what you might do to prevent it.

Coping With Divorce And The Challenges Of COVID At The Same Time

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Dec 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

The early months of the COVID-19 crisis put two significant relationship events on hold —marriages and divorces. Now that the U.S. is past the initial shutdown phase, those numbers have taken a sharp turn. Statistics show that in the latter half of 2020, the number of couples seeking divorce increased by 34%. Couples indicate that the increase is due to the irreparable damage caused by pandemic lockdowns. However, divorcing during the pandemic may be just as challenging as staying together without a strategy to cope. 

Notable Custody Cases of 2021 (And What We Can Learn From Them)

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Dec 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

The anxiety and uncertainty of an impending custody battle can lead to endless hours of handwringing and internet research. However, those investigations do not have to be in vain. Separating couples can learn quite a bit from examining the facts surrounding current custody decisions. To that end, here are 3 notable custody cases from 2021 to consider.

How to Help Your Kids Through Your Divorce

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Dec 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Divorce is never easy. But for most parents going through a divorce, one of their most important concerns is how the divorce will affect their children. Every child will react differently, but many children of all ages will feel that the divorce is somehow their fault. You can help them through this emotional time by understanding your kids’ normal reactions and how you can support them.

Thanksgiving and Child Custody in North Carolina

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Nov 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is a very important holiday for many families in the U.S. Most people have at least Thursday and the following Friday off of work and/or school to make for a long, four-day weekend. But for parents who share custody of children, Thanksgiving can be a huge source of contention as the ...

Co-parenting During the COVID Delta Variant

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

From stay-at-home orders and virtual schooling to vaccines and mask mandates, co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic has been an incredible challenge for many parents. Just when the medical community began to see infection rates start to fall among children, the Delta variant surged throughout...

Child Custody with Unmarried Parents

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

In North Carolina, when a child is born to married parents, the married couple is presumed to be the child's legal parents. What about when the parents are not married? Simply put, parental rights – including child custody rights – do not depend on whether the parents were married at the time of...

10 Steps of Divorce: Part 8 Property Division

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Oct 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

10 Steps of Divorce What property can be divided The process for a division of assets is very similar to the process to support where determinations are based on the financial records of both parties. One of the areas most people get confused within their divorce is what gets divided so her...

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.

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