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June 2016 Archives

How to prevent social media mistakes during divorce

During a divorce, social media has the capabilities of being your Achilles heel. Social media mistakes cost money, custody and heartbreak. Sometimes, social media activity can determine which parent gains custody of the children. Posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and even Snapchat may have consequences.

Is a prenuptial agreement right for you?

Prenuptial agreements are frowned upon by some as a too-practical intrusion into what should be a romantic lead up to marriage. Some, however, see prenups differently: as a means of clearing the air so that both parties can enter into marriage without nagging financial concerns.

Court decides that prenup doesn't trump I-864 affidavit

In a ruling that could set a precedent for how some divorces in North Carolina and other states are handled, an appeals court told a U.S. citizen that he has to pay spousal support for his ex. What makes the case particularly noteworthy is that the man had already won a lower court ruling declaring he wasn't liable for providing support because his prenuptial agreement made other provisions.

Child support payments and private school tuition

After North Carolina parents go through a divorce, one often ends up paying child support to the other. A court is much more likely to order a parent to make child support payments if the child lives with the other parent most of the time. Typically, a parent will be required to make basic child support payments that are based on a a variety of factors, including monthly income.

Overview of child support modification

After a divorce, a noncustodial parent in North Carolina may be ordered to make child support payments to the custodial parent. The initial child support order will be based on sate guidelines as well as the needs of the child. If something changes, either parent may decide to petition the court for a child support modification.