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August 2019 Archives

Study finds fathers favored in some custody cases

Some mothers in North Carolina might not get custody of their children even if they allege that the other parent is abusing the children. This was one of the findings of a professor at George Washington University Law School. She examined over 2,000 child custody cases in which domestic violence, child abuse and parental alienation were factors and found that courts never affirmed a mother's claim of child abuse if they agreed that the father was facing parental alienation.

Are you concerned about your art collection and your divorce?

Many people have a passion for art. Even if individuals do not create art themselves, they may enjoy collecting pieces and maintaining art collections. You may have enjoyed creating a collection yourself and continued your hobby even after you got married. In fact, your spouse may also have a passion for art that could have attracted you to him or her in the first place.

Compensation plans can be complex in high-asset divorces

High-asset divorces in North Carolina and around the country often involve spouses with complex compensation packages, which can add an extra layer of complexity to property division and alimony negotiations. Disputes can arise over whether income that is prepaid, deferred or subject to clawback provisions should be considered marital property or included when calculating income for alimony purposes, and people who do not pay attention to these matters may find that large amounts of money are either counted twice or not counted at all.

Older adults, divorce and health risks

North Carolina residents who are 50 and older and who get a divorce may face stress and health problems. Divorce is on the rise in this age group, and researchers have posited a number of reasons why this might be the case. One is that people are living longer and expect more from marriage. People are also more likely to marry for a second or third time, but those marriages are more vulnerable to ending.

Children need to feel safe with both parents

Parents in North Carolina are given custody or visitation rights only if it is in the best interest of the children to do so. If there are concerns about a child's safety while with a parent, that person may lose custody or other rights. In some cases, parents may be restricted to supervised visitation after being accused of emotionally or physically abusing a child. Parents who believe that their children are in danger should collect evidence to back their assertions.

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