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Which Parent Gets to Choose Where the Child Goes to School?

July 10, 2017

The beginning of a new school year is a time when many parents are faced with making a decision regarding where their child should be enrolled in school. Where a child attends school may impact the quality of the child’s education, as well as the child’s happiness and overall development. Parents often feel strongly about decisions that can have a long-term impact on their child.

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Grandparents’ Rights to Custody and Visitation in North Carolina

May 5, 2017

Under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 50-13.5(j), either parent of a child or an interested party (including a grandparent) may petition the court for a modification of child custody or visitation in any action in which custody previously has been determined. Under this statute, the grandparent must be able to show that a substantial change in circumstances affecting the welfare of the child has occurred since the entry of the prior custody order.

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Why You May Need an Expert Witness or Other Professional to Assist in Your Divorce or Child Custody Case

February 9, 2017

Depending on the nature and complexity of the issues in dispute in your divorce or child custody matter, your attorney may recommend that you engage the services of non-lawyer professionals to assist with certain aspects of your case. The cost of retaining non-lawyer professionals can add to your legal expenses.

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Divorce in the Digital Age: How the Internet Can Be Useful In Your Divorce Case

September 24, 2016

Unquestionably, the Internet has changed the way we access information and the volume of information that is available. It has also made it more difficult to keep our personal lives private when so much information about us can be easily discovered by clicking a few keystrokes. Family law attorneys once relied on private investigators to uncover dirt on cheating spouses, or look for assets owned by someone who claimed to have no money. Family law…

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10 Tips to Minimize the Impact of Divorce on Your Child

September 14, 2016

Divorce can be a sad, scary and stressful experience for any child. Not surprisingly, a large part of a child’s reaction to divorce has to do with how the parents handle the divorce and conduct themselves, particularly in the presence of the child. If the parents are engaged in scorched earth warfare, the divorce will be more traumatic for the child and the child will have a more difficult time adjusting. On the other hand,…

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