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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...

The Difficulties of Foreign Adoption

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Apr 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tens of thousands of American families open up their homes to adopted children every year. This includes adoptions of children from foreign countries, including children with special needs and medical issues. However, the total number of foreign adoptions in the U.S. has declined in the past deca...

Can Men Get Alimony in North Carolina?

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Apr 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

After a divorce in North Carolina, either spouse could be granted alimony, or spousal support. The court may also decide not to award either spouse alimony. Whether the court will award alimony depends on a number of factors but it does not depend on the sex of the spouse. Historically, women re...

Can I Change My Mind About a Divorce?

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Apr 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A divorce in North Carolina is known as an “absolute divorce.” This means that once a judge signs the judgment for an absolute divorce, the divorce is final. After the order is issued you cannot change your mind or have the court reinstate your marriage. The only option going forward if you want ...

Can I File for Custody If I'm Not the Child's Parent?

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Mar 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Child custody can get complicated when parents argue over where their child will live and how they will be raised. Even if one parent thinks they provide a better home for their child, the courts position is generally that both parents should share custody. However, custody can be even more comp...

Child Custody When You Have to Move in North Carolina

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Mar 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

When you have to move because of a new job or to be closer to family, you have to be prepared for a lot of changes. This may mean a new school district, new job, and new neighborhood. However, moving can be more complicated when you have shared child custody. With a long-distance move, shared cus...

Will a DUI Hurt My Child Custody Case?

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Feb 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fighting for child custody can be one of the most difficult parts of a separation or divorce. Especially in the case of a contested divorce, the other parent may bring up incidents from your past, exaggerate negative events, or even lie about how you treat your own child. While dealing with the s...

Don't Let Facebook Posts Ruin Your Child Custody Case

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Feb 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Child custody cases can be very frustrating for parents going through a difficult separation. Anger and emotions over concerns of your childs well-being can cause you do to and say things you normally wouldnt do. Many people take to social media to vent their frustrations. It is important to be...

Dating Before the Divorce is Final

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

There are a number of reasons why a couple may decide its time to separate. This could include a lack of communication, financial problems, infidelity, or the couple may have simply grown too far apart over time. When the relationship ends, each spouse may be looking for a new person to help giv...

Divorce in Military Families

Posted by Jonathan Jerkins | Jan 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Divorce is never an easy thing to go through. Separating spouses have to deal with child custody, child support, property division, and major life changes. For military families, divorce can be even more complicated. A military couple may be living far away from other family or the military spous...

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